"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 Friday 25 May

06:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
WNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
WNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
N
Pressure 1019
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:14 BST
(03:14 GMT)
Low Tide
10:32 BST
(09:32 GMT)
High Tide
16:50 BST
(15:50 GMT)
Low Tide
22:57 BST
(21:57 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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