"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 18 February

06:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 81%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 82%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1018
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 79%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:22 GMT
High Tide
08:30 GMT
Low Tide
14:39 GMT
High Tide
20:43 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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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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