"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cold Knap Beach

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

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Cold Knap Beach

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

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

Forecast for Wednesday 19 September

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 23%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 1012
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Accomodation near Cold Knap Beach

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Tell us what you think about Cold Knap Beach

Barry island is a busy built-up seaside resort town with a large fairground, lots of amusements and some sandy beaches. Cod Knapp headland is slightly removed and generally quieter.

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