Porthkerry is a pebble beach and is probably the least busy in the area. It sits on the edge of the fantastic country park, which has a huge expanse of grassed open space, childrens park, pitch and putt golf course,streams and wildlife and an enormous viaduct.
Another of Barry's pebble beaches which has a steeply shelving pebbly bank which flattens out to sand at the bottom of the tidal range. Great views of the incloming flights can be gained sat on this beach.
A beach of both pebbles and sand which is superb for water sport
enthusiasts as good flat water conditions can be found for those with good experience in sailing in offshore winds.
Breakwater, Old Harbour
The Old Harbour provides a large expanse of flat sand when the tide is out. Another relatively quiet spot ideal for sunbathing and relaxing away from the hustle bustle of other Barry beaches such as Whitmore Bay.
Whitmore Bay, Barry Island
This beach is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike during good weather. With a fairground and seaside shops alongside in addition to a well kept promenade this is the busiest beach in Barry.
An old favourite with the locals, as this beach provides good shelter from the wind as its a secluded cove with soft sand and a rocky edge.
A path from to Whitmore Bay provides a pleasant walk along the coast.
The town of Barry has been blessed with some glorious beaches all within a few miles of each other. Although in such close proximity they vary greatly from the pebbly beaches of Porthkerry and the Knap to the wonderful sands of Whitmore Bay ( Barry Island ). Each has its unique character and needs to be visited to be fully appreciated. The following gives a brief insight into the nature of each of them.