Cold Knap

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Cold Knap
District of Barry
Cold Knap lake
Cold Knap lake
Cold Knap is located in Barry
Cold Knap
Cold Knap
Location in Barry
Cold Knap is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Cold Knap
Cold Knap
Location in the Vale of Glamorgan
Coordinates: 51°23′14″N 3°17′25″W / 51.38722°N 3.29028°W / 51.38722; -3.29028
Country United Kingdom
Region Wales
County Vale of Glamorgan
Town Barry
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Cold Knap is a district of Barry in South Wales.

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Cold Knap is a coastal pebble beach, approximately a mile west of the sandy beach at Barry Island, which attracts visitors during the summer months. It was founded by the Romans who used it as a port.

Attractions include a lake shaped like a Welsh harp and a skate park. There was previously an outdoor swimming pool, but this has now been closed and filled in, and the area turned into a tourist trail. There was a campaign to have the lido rebuilt during 2014 but an enthusiastic online campaign (including a Facebook campaign group ("Rebuild the Knap Lido")) has not been successful, despite a number of celebrity endorsements (including local BBC weatherman Derek Brockway).[1]

Cold Knap Lake is the title and subject of a poem by Gillian Clarke, which has been included in an English literature GCSE syllabus in England.

It was also the location of a case in English contract law - Chapelton v. Barry UDC [1940] 1 KB 532 - where a man's deckchair collapsed.

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Coordinates: 51°23′14″N 3°17′25″W / 51.38722°N 3.29028°W / 51.38722; -3.29028