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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Whitmore Bay 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

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 4.9℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 10fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.5℃ to 2.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (E)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Feb 15cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ENE)

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.

Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:52 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 09:00 (Height 11.00m)
   Low Tide at 15:07 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 21:16 (Height 10.74m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 09:27 (Height 10.87m)
   Low Tide at 15:28 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 21:42 (Height 10.59m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 09:55 (Height 10.68m)
   Low Tide at 15:51 (Height 2.09m)
   High Tide at 22:11 (Height 10.34m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:06 (Height 2.14m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 10.36m)
   Low Tide at 16:21 (Height 2.31m)
   High Tide at 22:47 (Height 9.96m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:41 (Height 2.48m)
   High Tide at 11:09 (Height 9.90m)
   Low Tide at 17:02 (Height 2.72m)
   High Tide at 23:34 (Height 9.44m)
Tue 14 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:29 (Height 2.99m)
   High Tide at 12:07 (Height 9.34m)
   Low Tide at 17:59 (Height 3.27m)
Wed 15 Feb
   High Tide at 00:41 (Height 8.93m)
   Low Tide at 06:43 (Height 3.51m)
   High Tide at 13:25 (Height 8.93m)
   Low Tide at 19:27 (Height 3.70m)

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