Jackson's Bay Barry Island

Glamorgan

Jackson's Bay Barry Island
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A small sandy bay on Barry Island. The beach is within the port and harbour of Barry, near the Lifeboat Station.

Activities

Explore Barry Island and enjoy the entertainments and funfair. There is a yacht club here.

Wildlife and Walks

There are possibilities for coastal walks in the area and a country park nearby - for details of walking in the area, see here: http://www.mapmywalk.com/gb/barry-wls/

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

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.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Jackson's Bay Barry Island

Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking within 5 minutes walk.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.