Whitmore Bay


  • Barry Island, CF62 5TQ
  • Barry and Barry Island
  • 01446 704867
  • Surf, Sea and Sand
  • Free admission

An ideal place for a fun filled day out, Barry Island is a resort for all seasons of the year.

Whitmore Bay’s sandy award winning Blue Flag beach lies in a sheltered bay with rock pools at both headlands and is backed by an elegant promenade and gardens which has Green Flag status.  At the eastern end there are vibrantly painted beach huts, a climbing wall, mist feature and an events amphitheatre. A landscaped headland walk leads around to Jackson’s Bay whilst at the western end a footpath leads out to the headland at Friars Point.

During the summer months there is a packed programme of free entertainment on offer along the promenade and seafront. 

All-terrain beach wheelchairs are available at Barry Island.

Lifeguards during the summer season 10am to 6pm

Seasonal dog ban on the beach.

Please see our Vale Ambassadors page to enhance your visit.

Come and explore more of the area by following Vale Trail No. 4

Discover more beaches along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.