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Whitmore Bay. Barry Beach

Whitmore, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

Barry Island's soft sandy bay is particularly popular with day trippers. Barry island is bristling with amusements, fairground rides and entertainments.

Beach Type

sand

Facilities

Local shops and cafes
Toilets
Disabled access
A promenade
Lost child and first aid services available with the lifeguards

Activities

Summer activities include music and street performers
Arcades and fairs
The funfair is open year round

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

Beach is cleaned regularly. Litter bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

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

Location

Nearest town: Whitmore
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3879, -3.27273
Postcode: CF62 5TJ
(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

Regular bus and train services from Cardiff central station - phone traveline Cymru 0870 6082 608 for details

Nearest Railway Stations

Barry Island (Less than half a mile away)
Barry (About a mile away)
Barry Docks (About a mile 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 though there is a charge to park

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour Road, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Barry Station, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Bron-y-Mor, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
The Knap, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Wyndham Street, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Court Road, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Cadoxton Station, Cadoxton (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Edmund Place, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Pencoedtre Road, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Hayes Road, Sully (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitmore