"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 Saturday 24 March


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:41 GMT
High Tide
11:18 GMT
Low Tide
17:10 GMT
High Tide
23:43 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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