We welcome groups to Barry Island

We look forward to welcoming you to Barry Island and hope that you have a great time. Please find below some information that may help you plan your day with us.

Coach parking:

You will find coach parking at Nells Point car park, within very easy walking distance of the promenade. No pre-booking required. £30 per coach per day. Instruction for pre-payment or payment on the day can be found here. It would be preferred if arrangements for coach drop off/pick up could be made with the Resort Management in advance.

Resort Manager – Graham Hatter: 07971 840971

Beach Hut rental: see Barry Island Beach Huts

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 climbing wall and take centre stage on the rejuvenated eastern promenade.

 

The larger huts are around 2.4m x 2.5m, while the smaller huts are 2.5m x 1.8m.

Please visit the website for booking and rates:

Beach Hut hiring arrangements can be made in advance by contacting C1V on: 01446700111

Beach Wheelchairs:

The all-terrain beach wheelchairs are available to hire. Call ahead to reserve yours for the day, or speak to one of the resort attendants when you arrive.

The Beach Wheelchairs are free to use

Users are asked to show one form of photo ID such as a passport or driving licence, or two proofs of name and address such as a utility bill and a bank statement.

Further information regarding the Beach Wheelchairs can be found here.

Please call the Tourism Team on 01446 704867 or email: tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to book.

 

Attractions

As well as the beach and promenade, the Island boasts many attractions for you to enjoy. As you will be in large groups we suggest calling ahead to those you wish to visit so that they are prepared for your arrival. The attractions include:

·       Barry at War Museum

·       Barry Tourist Railway

·       Quazar

·       Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

·       Barry Island Pleasure Park

·       Promenade Funfair

·       Amusement Arcades

Take a look at all the attractions on offer here.

RNLI

The RNLI Experience and Shop is a great place to visit during your time on the Island. The venue includes a great visitor centre and shop and would be happy to hear from you and/or meet your group during your visit.

The RNLI Visitor centre is able to arrange for the lifeguards to provide valuable information about beach safety during your visit etc. They are also able to help you with the following:

Missing Children, First Aid, Lost Property, and have direct contact to the police.

Contact Details - Here

RNLI Beach Lifeguard Patrol information

Events

Each summer we host a calendar of events on the Island which might be of interest to you. Please see our events page for details.

 

Tide Times

Please make yourselves aware of the tide times during your visit.

National Coastwatch Institution

The National Coastwatch Institution is located at Nell’s Point on Barry Island and well worth a visit.   Please call 01446 420746 or email ncinellspt@tiscali.co.uk to arrange.

Toilets

There are public toilets located at both ends of the Promenade. The Eastern promenade facilities are located by the beach huts, and the Western facilities are located behind the Western Shelter, by Marco’s café. Disabled facilities are available, radar key required.

Refreshments

There are cafés and restaurants located throughout the resort.

General Tourist  Information

If you require any further information, we would be very happy to hear from you:

Tel: 01446 704867 or email: tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk|  

Please see our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date on all that’s happening on Barry Island and the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

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