|District of Barry|
Cold Knap lake
|County||Vale of Glamorgan|
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Cold Knap is a coastal pebble beach (with some sand at low tide), approximately a mile west of the sandy beach at Barry Island, which attracts visitors during the summer months. It extends generally westwards towards Porthkerry from Cold Knap Point. It was founded by the Romans who used it as a port, and the remains of a Roman building here are now a scheduled monument.
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).
Cold Knap Point is the site of a sewage pumping station serving Barry.
- Cold Knap beach at beachguide.wales Accessed 27 June 2017
- Map showing Cold Knap beach at streetmap.co.uk Accessed 27 June 2017
- 'Roman building remains, Cold Knap, Barry' at historypoints.org Accessed 27 June 2017
- Sharon Harris: 'Weatherman pools support for Lido campaign', 6 August 2014, at barryanddistrictnews.co.uk Accessed 27 June 2017
- See file: '3 The Knap to Watch House Beach.pdf', including "...a strategically important sewage pumping station that serves Barry", at www.southwalescoast.org Accessed 27 June 2017
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