One of Barry’s three beaches, Cold Knap is a small pebbly beach that will accommodate most, higher levels of sailing. However, the bank is fairly steep producing a shorebreak at high tide and is not recommended for beginners. At low tide, a small sandy beach is revealed beyond the pebbles, which can produce excellent wave sailing and jumping conditions. In the summer the wind can pick up and it becomes easy to get going with a 5.0. This beach is ideal for intermediate sailors, especially in wind against tide conditions. There are strong currents at certain states of the tide.
Getting there: Take junction 33 from the M4 and follow the signs for Barry. Cold Knap is then signposted from there
Parking: Payable parking next to the beach during summer
Ideal Wind: S – SW
Accomodation: B&B’s in Barry
Amenities: Toilets, showers and a pub
Water Quality: MCSR
Suitable for: Intermediates