The bay, located adjacent to Barry Old Harbour, is primarily a steeply sloping stone and pebble beach, with sand exposed at low water only. The beach faces south west towards the Bristol Channel, backed by cliffs at the north end, with a promenade at the south end towards Cold Knap Point and the highly urbanised town of Barry in the surrounding area.
Beach type: Sand
Nearest town: Barry
Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council
OS Grid Reference: ST097663
Tourist Information Centre
Phone 01446 747 171
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Forecast for Thursday 23 November
|Chance of rain||11%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.||
|Chance of rain||17%|
|Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.||
|Chance of rain||7%|
|Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.||
|Chance of rain||14%|
|Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.||
|Chance of rain||33%|
|Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.||
|Chance of rain||29%|
|Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.||
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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