Porthkerry Country Park


  • CF62 3BY
  • Barry and Barry Island
  • 01446 733589
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Free admission
  • Porthkerry Country Park
  • Doggy friendly

Come for a great day out in our country park!

Enjoy the great outdoors at Porthkerry Country Park at the end of Cold Knap beach near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. With 220 acres of woods and meadowland in a sheltered valley leading to a pebble beach and spectacular cliffs, Porthkerry makes for a great family day out. 

The park has a number of nature trails, picnic sites, a café, an adventure play area, and barbecue areas for hire.  Picnic tables and benches are situated a short distance from the main car park.

Bring Porthkerry Country Park to life as you get out and explore:  


You can explore the history, nature and stories of Porthkerry Park through the interactive trails. Simply choose a trail and follow the map and instructions. 


Porthkerry AR App


Here are the top 10 activities for families at Porthkerry:

  • 1. Walk along the Wales Coast Path
  • 2. Rock pool on the beach
  • 3. Explore nature
  • 4. Hear your echo under the viaduct
  • 5. Go on a bug hunt or den build
  • 6. Explore nature
  • 7. Cook lunch on an outdoor barbecue
  • 8. Take photos of rare wildlife
  • 9. Walk along the coast, paths or woods
  • 10. Visit the children's play area

Enjoy amazing experiences to suit all ages, we offer a variety of events and activities throughout the year.  

At Porthkerry Country Park we have a lodge that can be used by the public and groups for a range of activities or functions all year round.    All groups MUST pre-book their use of the lodge.

Contact us for more information:

Please see our Vale Ambassadors page to enhance your visit.

Come and explore more of the area by following Vale Trail No. 4

Parks in the Vale of Glamorgan



Vale School Trips-Logo-MASTER- 1      School visits welcomed, please visit our Vale School Visits page.   Booking essential.