"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Whitmore Bay Beach

The bay is a sandy 700m cove located, west of Barry Docks and Jackson's Bay. It faces south towards the Bristol Channel, backed by the dock area and the town of Barry. Seaside shops can be found in the immediate foreground, with limestone cliffs on either side and headlands called Friars Point to the west and Nell's Point to the east.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Whitmore

Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council

OS Grid Reference: ST115661

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Whitmore Bay Beach

  • Barry Island Pleasure Park (0m)
  • Adventure Island (0m)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (0m)
  • Barry Island Quasar (0m)
  • Pleasure Steamers Waverley & Balmoral (1m)
  • Porthkerry Country Park (1m)
  • Jungle Jacks (1m)
  • Porthkerry Country Pk (2m)
  • Coconuts Play Centre (3m)
  • Three Horseshoes (4m)
  • Dyffryn Gardens (4m)
  • Amelia Trust Farm (4m)
  • Cosmeston Medieval Village (4m)
  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (4m)

Tourist Information

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

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 24 September

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 83%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:58 BST
(02:58 GMT)
High Tide
10:06 BST
(09:06 GMT)
Low Tide
16:07 BST
(15:07 GMT)
High Tide
22:16 BST
(21:16 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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Barry Island's soft sandy bay is particularly popular with day trippers. Barry island is bristling with amusements, fairground rides and entertainments.

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