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Cold Knap Beach (Barry Island)

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Cold Knap Beach (Barry Island) - Glamorgan

© Gareth James and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Cold Knap beach is a long stretch of steeply shelving pebbles, although at low tide some sand is revealed.

The beach at Cold Knap is located around a mile from the main resort beach at Barry. As a result it is always quieter, although it still gets busy in the summer. Facilities are good here and the area itself is pleasant with a fairly affluent feel to it.

Cold Knap even has something for the geologists out there; some fine examples of horizontal sedimentary strata can be seen in the cliffs towards the western end of the beach.

Type of beach

Pebble

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned during summer.

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Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby

Nearest town

Barry

Postcode

CF62 6TA

OS grid ref.

ST 0987 6646

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended