"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Jacksons Bay Barry Beach

The 170 metre cove slopes gently and comprises of sand, backed by steep cliffs on the west to Nell's Point, with a harbour wall on the east. It faces south east towards the Bristol Channel and is backed by the highly urbanised town of Barry.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Barry

Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council

OS Grid Reference: ST122665


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Jacksons Bay Barry Beach

  • Barry Island Pleasure Park (1m)
  • Adventure Island (1m)
  • Barry Island Quasar (1m)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (1m)
  • Pleasure Steamers Waverley & Balmoral (1m)
  • Jungle Jacks (1m)
  • Porthkerry Country Park (1m)
  • Coconuts Play Centre (2m)
  • Porthkerry Country Pk (2m)
  • Dyffryn Gardens (4m)
  • Cosmeston Medieval Village (4m)
  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (4m)
  • Three Horseshoes (4m)
  • Amelia Trust Farm (4m)
  • Turner House Gallery (5m)
  • Penarth Leisure Centre (5m)

Tourist Information

Barry Island
Tourist Information Centre
The Promenade
The Triangle
CF62 5TQ

Phone 01446 747 171
Email barrytic@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 24 July


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 66%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 53%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 61%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 62%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:14 BST
(01:14 GMT)
High Tide
08:23 BST
(07:23 GMT)
Low Tide
14:35 BST
(13:35 GMT)
High Tide
20:43 BST
(19:43 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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