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Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport

Port Road, Barry CF62 3BT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Penmark Castle, Brynhill Golf Club, and Fonmon Castle. …

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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,735 reviews)

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic …

£62
The Mount Rooms
The Mount Rooms

Porthkerry Road, Barry CF62 7XY

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Barry, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Penmark Castle, Barry Island Pleasure Park, and Fonmon Castle. Brynhil …

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Village Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff

29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff CF14 7EF

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (439 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Llandaff …

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Jurys Inn Cardiff
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3UD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (239 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff University, and Cardiff Castle. …

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Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd

Copthorne Way Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff CF5 6DH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (756 reviews)

This family-friendly Cardiff hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans and …

£53
Vale Resort
Vale Resort

Hensol Park, Pontyclun CF72 8JY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (161 reviews)

Located in Hensol, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Llantrisant Castle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Creigiau Golf Cours …

£68
The St David's Hotel
The St David's Hotel

Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (837 reviews)

This hotel is the only 5-star located on Cardiff Bay, 170 meters from Techniquest, 700 meters from the Wales Millennium Centr …

£85
Park Plaza Cardiff
Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey friars Road, Cardiff CF10 3 AL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (649 reviews)

This hotel is within walking distance of Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum of Wales. It is a fiv …

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Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection

St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1GD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,310 reviews)

The Principality Stadium

£59
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff International Airport Barry Island Beach Hotels

Attached to the southern side of Barry town is a small peninsula known as Barry Island. Although not technically an island, it has a charm and character all of its own, and is home to the traditional seaside attractions and atmosphere for which Barry is famous. It’s also one of the main draws to the area, bringing thousands of tourists each year for its good old-fashioned beach fun, fish and chips, and amusements.

The Beauty of Barry’s Beach

Of course, the main attraction is the beach itself. The golden crescent of sand at Whitmore Bay and smaller beaches at Jackson Bay buzz with people throughout the summer months. The large tidal range here also means that at low tide, the beach is huge and great for playing games.

The whole area is ideal for families, with the promenade sat just behind the beach protecting it from the road and making it a much safer environment for families with young children. It’s also a great place to get candy floss, play on the amusements or sample the fish and chips - in short, there’s everything you would expect of a classic British beach holiday.

Where to Stay for Barry Island Beach

There are plenty of hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation within touching distance of the sea spray on Barry Island. Choose between classic family-run B&Bs and more modern chain hotels - it’s all here in Barry. There’s also a range of price options too, from affordable and comfortable accommodation right up to more luxurious lodgings.

Stay on the island and it’s just a short walk from your hotel to the beach. As a peninsula, Barry Island is easy to get around and you can be on the beach within minutes from most places.

Gavin and Stacey on Barry Island

In recent years, Barry Island became famous again as the setting for one of the BBC’s most treasured programmes. Gavin and Stacey, written by Ruth Jones and James Corden, started out on BBC Three but soon grew in popularity and moved to BBC One. A huge hit around the world, much of the show was set and filmed in and around Barry Island.

This means that Barry has become something of a place of pilgrimage for fans of the show keen to see where Stacey lived, the amusements where best friend Nessa worked, or Uncle Bryn’s house. The show affectionately caricatured the good humour and warm welcomes you can expect on Barry Island.

Enjoy Barry Island

Barry Island beach is a quintessentially British holiday destination where you can enjoy all the classic activities of the seaside. Relax on the beach, stroll the promenade, play games and have great fun as a family. With lots of reasonably priced accommodation options and great access by road, rail and air, Barry Island and the beach continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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