Cold Knap, Barry is about 10 miles from Cardiff. Its pebble beaches are formed by the wave action together with the steep slope of the the beach.
This beach had its hey day in the 1950's but now is still enjoyed as a walking area. Another feature of Cold Knap was the outdoor Lido one of the largest in the country but now demolished and filled in.
Its still an excellent fishing area though and at one time the largest line caught cod, 44 lbs, was landed here.