Bendricks Beach

Bendricks Beach, Barry: Address, Bendricks Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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Gelli550
Victoria, Canada2,803 contributions
I used to live here.
Aug. 2019
This was the beach of my youth, and that is a long, long time ago. We lived really close by as Dad worked in the SRD that used to be there, so that will date me!
We spent all summer at this beach, swimming from April through to October. It's great to see that some of the sights are still there, although the concrete ramps that made most of the cliff top path cyclable are now gone. We used to get to the beach via Hayes Lane as HMS Cambria was not there then. We would then turn right, walk along the cliff top, past 'Monkey Tump' and spend most of our time on the flat rocks there.
There was much less sand there then, and did not come so far up the beach. We never swam at low tide as the Cadoxton River? seen as a narrow channel in the rocks in one of the pictures, used to be an open sewer, that would open when the tide went out. We would swim off the small spike that is now over the sand, it used to be a lot deeper then as there was no sand there. We also swam off 'Fisherman's Rock' that sticks out in front of Monkey Tump. This rock gets covered on a Spring Tide but not on a neap. Sometimes we would dive off the cliffs near where we got onto the beach.
Bendrick Rock looks the same, but when I was last there, I spoke to a local fisherman who had no idea what it was called.
I remember seeing the dinosaur prints, but we never knew what they were. I'm thinking that they were normally filled in with water rocks and sand, if only I had taken a closer look!
Written October 8, 2019
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tattoosarah
Welland, UK51 contributions
Hidden gem
Aug. 2019
Finding this beach is a bit of an odd one-thought the satnav had taken me the wrong way into an industrial estate! You are in the right place though, so just follow the path down to the beach. It's reasonably easy access, though would be a problem for those with mobility issues. The rest of the beach is lovely for walking and exploring and we found the dinosaur footprints (bear right). They are most visible when the tide hasn't long gone out. A hidden gem well worth seeking out.
Written September 3, 2019
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Graham D
64 contributions
Look for the dinosaur footprints
Jul. 2019 • Family
Discover dinosaur footprints amongst the rocky ledges and ancient rock formations on this hidden gem of a quiet and secluded beach. Best of all there’s nowhere to spend any money. Also a great spot for fishing.
Written July 9, 2019
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Steve C
Barry, UK80 contributions
Old Wild and Rugged little bay
Jul. 2019 • Solo
The Bendricks is a small rugged wild little bay in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.
Its not as popular as the surrounding bays, and most from outside the area wouldn't know of it, but it is a little gem, its large flat rocks make it quite comfortable if you choose to lay in the sun, and in the winter you can have the place to yourself and reflect,
There are actual Dinosaur prints in the flat rock that are clearly visible, and an old ship propeller , anchor just behond the shore line, but the elements may now have claimed them.
Just after high tide there are lots of Little Rock pools teaming with small wildlife,
Also great place to take a portable BBQ in the summer.
Its not accessible by public transport and you have to know how to get onto the beach once you are in the vicinity, there is a cafe/eatery pretty close.
Written July 2, 2019
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Your_Mum231235
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
A great place for dinosaur enthusiasts
Oct. 2017 • Family
The Bendricks beach is a great place for any dinosaur enthusiast. There are many footprints and fossils left over, although many of them are now contained in museums. Not too long ago a completely new species was found there
Written September 25, 2018
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tadamslc12966
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
never been there
Jul. 2018 • Solo
as my title suggests i've never been there. but my geography teacher told me about a dinosaur footprint so I thought lets write a review about this place I have never been.
Written September 25, 2018
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mistral123
Barry, UK5 contributions
Beautiful
Aug. 2018 • Solo
This beach is more of a rocky outcrop but it is beautiful. The area is best visited when the tide is out a little in order to expose part of the sandy beach. The Bendricks is a relatively quiet beach for most of the time. If you want a little solitude with a good book then this is the place. To add to this, walk up towards the wire fence above the beach. There is a narrow coast path that leads to Sully and further to Penarth. This path will take you through a wooded area that runs alongside stunning views of the sea and bays all the way. You can access these beaches quite easily and it’s quite likely that it will be just you and the gulls with the odd dig walker thrown in. The Bendricks and surrounding area is a hidden gem.
Written August 6, 2018
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RoxaneD999
Montreal, Canada71 contributions
its ok but wouldnt do a detour
May 2018 • Couples
its ok for a walk but I wouldn't spend an afternoon there I find its not as relaxing as other place since people are mostly all walking or running instead of just relaxing.
I wouldn't blame it on the place but more on my own expectations of what beach meant I guess...
Written June 1, 2018
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Milo886
7 contributions
Must see for dinosaurs enthusiasts
Dec. 2017
Was surprised this place existed! Found out about this by chance and realised dinosaur footprints are still visible on the shore of this beach. Went there with my GF and her nephews who loved it. There is not dedicated parking and the place is quite neglected for what it offers. Park along the road near the industrial area and scramble down to the beach. As you face the water turn right and have a search for the three toed dino prints. There are plenty! Check the tides before going as there's little point in going if it's high tide. It's also a nice stroll. If you want to find out more about the footprints then Cardiff Museum has an informative exhibition about it.
Written May 11, 2018
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK728 contributions
Actual dinosaur footprints!!
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Having recently moved into a neighboring area my parter and I decided to take a walk to try and find the dinosaur footprints we had been told about! With the help of a kind lady and her two children we were able to find the prints and we were not disappointed! They are amazing. If you have a love of dinosaurs or fossils this is the perfect place for you. Absolutely fantastic to see, I am still a bit blown away! Would definitely recommend a visit.
Written April 4, 2018
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