Whitmore Bay, Barry Island. A long sweep of sands which faces S, it gets busy during summer, as it’s one of Barry’s favourite beaches. There is a large holiday camp at the E end. During summer weekends volunteer lifeguards patrol the beach. This could be a good beach for improvers in light SW winds though like all other beaches in this area the tidal rise is long and there are strong currents at certain states of the tide. Intermediate sailors tend to sail from Cold Knap .
Getting there: Head from Barry along the A4055, once you reach the amusement park you’re there
Parking: Along the road, can be difficult at peak times
Ideal Wind: SW
Accomodation: Holiday camp next to the beach, B&B’s in Barry
Amenities: Everything within easy reach
Water Quality: P