Planning your Group Visit to Barry Island
We look forward to welcoming you to Barry Island and hope that you and your group have a great time. We have gathered some information that will help you plan your day with us.
We have coach Parking at Nells Point Car Park, which is within very easy walking distance of the promenade. No pre-booking required. £10 per coach per day. If you need to make arrangements to drop off/pick up your visitors at one of the bust stops on the Island, please contact the Resort Management in advance.
Resort Manager – Graham Hatter:
2017 sees the grand opening of the Barry Island RNLI Visitor Centre, a must visit during your time on the Island.
Group visits to the Visitor Centre can be made by contacting the team.The RNLI are able to help with the following:
Missing Children, First Aid, Beach Safety Advice, Lost Property, and have direct contact with the police.
RNLI Lifeguard operate daily monitoring of Whitmore Bay, Barry Islands’ main visitor beach from 10am to 6pm during 2017. Dates to be confirmed in due course. Their lifeguard station is highly visible along the promenade therefore please acquaint yourselves with their location and advise your group on arrival.
Please contact Matt_Childs@rnli.org.uk with any specific requests.
Beach Safety - Meet the RNLI Lifeguard Team
We want your party to experience an enjoyable, and most importantly SAFE visit to the Island. RNLI Lifeguards would love to meet you and your party on arrival to provide a brief introduction of how to keep safe on our beaches. In 2016, the UK experienced a number of tragic deaths on our coast therefore to ensure your group are safe the RNLI would love the opportunity to meet you to provide information on how to keep safe.
Contact Matt_Childs@rnli.org.uk to make arrangements. For further information on the RNLI see RNLI
Please remember to always swim between the RED & YELLOW flags, keep a close eye on your children at all times and if in doubt just ask a lifeguard!
We have the 2nd highest tidal range in the world, therefore we recommend that you make yourselves aware of the tide times during your visit:
Rent a Beach Hut
Barry Island has 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts with excellent views across Whitmore Bay. Two blocks of twelve huts sit either side of the visually stunning traversing wall and take centre stage on the rejuvenated eastern promenade.
Beach Huts can be booked in advance by contacting C1V on 01446 700 111 or you can book online here.
The larger huts are 2.4m x 2.5m, while the smaller cabins are around 2.5m x 1.8m. Both are designed to provide families and groups visiting Barry Island with a comfortable base for the day as well as private area to change and store possessions.
Available from the Beach Huts at Barry Island, the all-terrain beach huts are available to hire at no cost, subject to availability. The uniquely designed wheelchairs are designed to be pushed across the sand without sinking thanks to their wide wheels and unique design.
There are three chairs which are available for loan and free to use. Users are required to show one form of photo ID such as a passport or drivers licence, or two proofs of name and address for example a utility bill and/or bank statements etc. For more information see here.
Please call the Tourism Department to book your chair:
Each year we host a calendar of events on the Island which will be of interest to you. Our summer events programme; the Barry Island Weekenders are very popular with visitors. Please see our ‘What’s on' page for full details.
National Coastwatch Institution
The National Coastwatch Institution is located at Nells Point on Barry Island and well worth a visit. Please call or email to arrange a visit:
Public toilets are located at both the Eastern parade next to the Beach Huts and behind the Western Shelter by Marco’s Café. Radar key required for disabled toilets.
Please help us keep Barry Island Tidy
The resort team work tirelessly to ensure the resort is kept clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy. In 2016 the Island was awarded both the Green Flag and Blue Flag awards, which we are very proud of. Please help us by ensuring rubbish is placed in the many bins provided, and that toilets are used for their intended purpose only, and that washing of dogs, feet etc are done at the outdoor taps located at both the far Eastern and Western end of the promenade.
General Tourist Information
If you require any further information, we would be very happy to hear from you.
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More information of group visits to the Vale of Glamorgan
For more ideas on Group Tours in the Vale, see our Be Inspired page and select 'Tours'.