Cold Knap Beach (Barry Island)
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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September
- Good fishing
- Rock pooling
- Wind surfing
- Town centre nearby
OS grid ref.
ST 0987 6646
Parking available a short walk from this beach.
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Cold Knap Beach (Barry Island) Reviews
We stumbled upon this by chance. Peaceful and quiet beach with clean pebbles