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 Jacksons 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(Please see local press for that months venue and any changes in time or date). We aim to recycle as much of the litter as possible.

We also aim to promote the sustainable use of our local beaches by the public.

Everyone is welcome to attend and all volunteers are covered by insurance supplied by Keep Wales Tidy.

If you are a local business and wish to support our work by donating the 5p charge for single use carrier bags then please write cheques payable to Friends of Barry Beaches and send to our Chairman and Co-ordinator Rob Curtis at 118 Merthyr Dyfan Road, Barry, CF62 9TJ.

All donations will be thanked through the local press and on our web site.





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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 under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Keep a safe distance from the waters edge.
*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.