We aim to protect our marine environment

Friends of Barry Beaches is a voluntary environmental organisation based in Barry whose aim is to help protect the marine environment of Barry's five main beaches (Porthkerry beach, the Knap beach, Watchtower bay beach, Whitmore Bay beach and Jackson's Bay beach) by organising beach cleans at one of these beaches once a month.

We usually meet on the last Sunday of every month at 3 pm and litter pick the beach for one hour. Details of the month's event is published in the local press and also on our Facebook page "Friends of Barry Beaches".

We aim to recycle as much of the litter as possible and to promote the sustainable use of our local beaches by the public.

Everyone is welcome to attend and all volunteers are covered by Public Liability Insurance arranged by Keep Wales Tidy.

Our Annual General Meeting is held annually after the September beach clean.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our beach cleans.







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    Fobb eco-volunteers cleaning the Knap beach


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    Litter strewn beach which is a danger to marine animals


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  • Beach Clean with Ben


Eco volunteers at work
*We usually meet on the last Sunday of every month.
*Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.
*All children must be accompanied by an adult.
*Keep a safe distance from the water's edge and eroding cliffs.
*Do not pick up glass or fish hooks (call for assistance by one of the organisers of Fobb).
*During the summer months wear sun protection, hats and bring water.
*Our aim is to recycle as much litter as possible.
A BIG THANK YOU TO KEEP WALES TIDY FOR ALL THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.