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Barry - Watch House Bay Beach

Cardiff, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

Barry island is a busy built-up seaside resort town with a large fairground. Lots of amusements and some sandy beaches. Watch House bay is slightly removed and generally quieter.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets
Further facilities in the town and pleasure park

Activities

Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

A walk along the beach will reveal the remains of a roman building.

Water Quality

Not Tested

Lifeguard

Yes

Dogs

No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

The Promenade. Paget Road. Barry Island. CF62 5TQ. Tel: 01446 747171

Location

Nearest town: Cardiff
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3873, -3.28492
Postcode: CF62 6FB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

Signposted off junction 33 of the M4

Public Transport

Served by trains from Cardiff.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barry Island (Less than a mile away)
Barry (About a mile away)
Barry Docks (About a mile and a half away)
Cadoxton (Approx. 2 miles away)
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Parking available a short walk from this beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour Road, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Bron-y-Mor, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Barry Station, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
The Knap, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Wyndham Street, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Court Road, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Airparks Cardiff, Rhoose (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Cadoxton Station, Cadoxton (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Cardiff International Airport - Long Stay 2, Rhoose (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Cardiff International Airport - Short Stay, Rhoose (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cardiff