The Knap Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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

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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

The Knap 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 8.4℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 26rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Mar 27cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Mar 30rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (SE)

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

The Knap Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to The Knap Beach is at Barry 2.41 km (1.50 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.

Sat 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:07 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 11.92m)
   Low Tide at 15:19 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 21:24 (Height 11.42m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:29 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 09:42 (Height 11.18m)
   Low Tide at 15:39 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 21:50 (Height 10.71m)
Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:48 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 10:10 (Height 10.29m)
   Low Tide at 16:00 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 22:16 (Height 9.91m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:11 (Height 2.87m)
   High Tide at 10:41 (Height 9.33m)
   Low Tide at 16:27 (Height 3.23m)
   High Tide at 22:49 (Height 9.05m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:44 (Height 3.66m)
   High Tide at 11:24 (Height 8.40m)
   Low Tide at 17:10 (Height 4.04m)
   High Tide at 23:42 (Height 8.23m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:50 (Height 4.44m)
   High Tide at 12:46 (Height 7.72m)
   Low Tide at 18:45 (Height 4.65m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 01:28 (Height 7.82m)
   Low Tide at 07:53 (Height 4.64m)
   High Tide at 14:45 (Height 7.87m)
   Low Tide at 20:40 (Height 4.39m)

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