The Knap Beach, Vale of Glamorgan



The Knap beach is a wide steeply sloping pebble beach popular with surfers. At low tide you do get some sand.

As you head along the coast the beach is backed by cliffs and there are good coastal walks near by.

Parking is behind the beach and toilets available.

The Knap Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for The Knap Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Barry, 13 beaches in Vale of Glamorgan, or check our list of Vale of Glamorgan Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.


Our 7 day weather forecast for Barry in Vale of Glamorgan

Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jul 29
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jul 30
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Jul 31
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Aug 01
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Monday, Aug 02
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Aug 03
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for The Knap Beach in Vale of Glamorgan.

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