The Beach Guide

Whitmore Bay (Barry)

Whitmore Bay (Barry) - Glamorgan
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Barry Island is located at the very southern tip of Wales, ten miles along the coast from Cardiff. Whitmore Bay is a golden sandy beach sandwiched between two limestone headlands. Swimming, sunbathing and plenty of amusements, including horse and carriage rides and the famous Pleasure Park, which lies just behind the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Glamorgan dog friendly beaches »


  • Amusement arcade


  • Promenade

Nearest town



CF62 5TJ

OS grid ref.

ST 1155 6645

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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