Jacksons Bay Beach

Jacksons Bay beach is a secluded bay, backed by cliffs with one end being formed by the breakwater at the entrance to Barry Docks. Often overlooked by most people who stay on the larger beaches next door.

Take the concrete footpath running from the east end of Whitmore Bay along the cliff top and you will eventually come to Jackson’s Bay. Beware in stormy weather or high tide as the path descends to the foot of the cliffs to reach the beach.


Jacksons Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Jacksons Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Barry Island, 13 beaches in Vale of Glamorgan, or check our list of Vale of Glamorgan Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Jacksons Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 17℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 10.9℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (S)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SSE)

Barry Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Jacksons Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Jacksons Bay Beach is at Barry 0.96 km (0.60 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 00:17 (Height 8.85m)
   Low Tide at 06:11 (Height 4.10m)
   High Tide at 13:04 (Height 8.84m)
   Low Tide at 19:34 (Height 4.06m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 02:03 (Height 8.69m)
   Low Tide at 08:32 (Height 4.03m)
   High Tide at 14:51 (Height 9.16m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 3.46m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 03:37 (Height 9.35m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 3.21m)
   High Tide at 16:10 (Height 10.07m)
   Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 2.55m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 04:42 (Height 10.30m)
   Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 2.32m)
   High Tide at 17:08 (Height 11.03m)
   Low Tide at 23:26 (Height 1.74m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 05:35 (Height 11.13m)
   Low Tide at 11:47 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 17:57 (Height 11.76m)
Sun 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:13 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 06:21 (Height 11.70m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 12.19m)
Mon 10 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:57 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 07:01 (Height 12.00m)
   Low Tide at 13:16 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 19:21 (Height 12.32m)

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