Whitmore Bay Beach

Whitmore Bay is huge sandy beach that lies between the two peninsulas of Friar’s Point and Nell’s Point. As the tide goes out you get more sand to play on.

Whitmore Bay is the main Barry Island beach and is between the smaller Jackson’s Bay around Nell’s Point and the Little Island or Old Harbour beach around Friar’s Point.

Whitmore Bay is the heart of Barry island and you have a wide selection of facilities on hand day and night: toilets, beach hut rental, cafes, restaurants, pubs, amusements and shops.

Whitmore Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Whitmore 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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Whitmore 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 7.2℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 1.6℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Dec 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to -0.2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Dec 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.3℃ to -0.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Dec 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (W)

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

Whitmore Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Whitmore Bay Beach is at Barry 0.82 km (0.51 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.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 04:35 (Height 10.41m)
   Low Tide at 10:44 (Height 2.37m)
   High Tide at 16:59 (Height 10.80m)
   Low Tide at 23:07 (Height 2.10m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 05:20 (Height 10.80m)
   Low Tide at 11:31 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 11.02m)
   Low Tide at 23:51 (Height 1.88m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 06:02 (Height 11.06m)
   Low Tide at 12:13 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 18:24 (Height 11.11m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:31 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 06:40 (Height 11.17m)
   Low Tide at 12:52 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 19:03 (Height 11.08m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 07:16 (Height 11.15m)
   Low Tide at 13:27 (Height 1.96m)
   High Tide at 19:38 (Height 10.94m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:41 (Height 1.87m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 11.01m)
   Low Tide at 13:59 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 20:12 (Height 10.70m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 08:22 (Height 10.77m)
   Low Tide at 14:29 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 10.39m)

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