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Barryis the largest town in Wales. It is packed full of maritime and industrial history, but most visitors know it best for the seaside resort of Barry Island that sits at its southern tip. Barry is far from being all beach, beach, beach, but, if its sand, fun and amusements you seek, it can provide it by the bucketful!

Barryis located just 5 miles west of Cardiff Airport in the Vale of Glamorgan. You can almost smell the fresh sea air as your plane touches down into the airport, and it won’t be long before you are feeling the sand between your toes.

For Those Who do Like to be Beside the SeasideBlessed with beautifully spacious sandy beaches at Whitmore Bay, Jackson Bay and the Old Harbour, Barry also boasts a delightfully long pebbled beach that stretches all the way from Knap Point to the most southern point of mainland Wales. This stretch of the coast has a phenomenal tidal range of 15 metres, which makes for plenty of room to enjoy the sand.

The young, and the young at heart, will love Barry Island. It’s the perfect place to take in the sun, build a sandcastle, fly a kite, treat yourself to ice-creams, gorge yourself on candy floss and enjoy the promenade, adventure golf courses, amusements, shops and funfair rides.

The south-facing beach of Whitmore Bay ranks as one of the finest in Wales, with its sweeping crescent of perfectly golden sand. What’s more it is easily accessible to wheelchair users and protected from the roads by a wide promenade, so children can play quite safely here.

Barry Island:Home to Gavin & StaceyFans of the hit BBC TV show Gavin & Stacey can discover ‘what’s occurring’ (and see where it occurred) on tours around the town. You can take in all the famous locations, from Gavin’s home in Trinity Street to the ‘slots’ arcade where Nessa worked, and relive all your favourite moments.Barry Beyond the BeachFor sporting fans there are three fantastic eighteen hole golf courses nearby and many live football and rugby matches just a short trip away in Cardiff.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Welsh Hawking Centre, where there are more than 200 birds of prey, or taking a walk through Porthkerry Country Park, which offers the tranquillity of 220 acres of woodland and meadows. Sheltered in in a valley that gradually winds its way down to a secluded pebble beach flanked by spectacular cliffs, the park offers a real chance to get away from it all.

Enjoy BarryWith its industrial and maritime heritage, stunning beaches, scenic walks, bustling seaside and sporting facilities Barry offers a lot of something for everyone. Fancy a trip?

The Mount Rooms
The Mount Rooms
4 out of 5
Porthkerry Road, Barry, Wales
The price is £39 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Porthkerry Country Park, Barry Island Beach and Barry Island Pleasure Park. Pebble Beach and Whitmore ...
3.7/5Good! (466 reviews)
"Great staff, really welcoming. Great location for walking into Barry too"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

The Mount Rooms
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
3 out of 5
Port Road, Barry/Cardiff, Barry, Wales
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Located in Rhoose, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Porthkerry Country Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Barry Island Pleasure Park. Pebble Beach and Brynhill ...
3.9/5Good! (293 reviews)
"This hotel is very closed at Cardiff Airport. And there is Tesco extra and Toby Carvery near the hotel."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2021

Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
The Old Barn B&B
The Old Barn B&B
3 out of 5
The Croft, Barry, Wales
The price is £90 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Located in Rhoose, this bed & breakfast is within 16 mi (25 km) of Museum of Welsh Life (Welsh Folk Museum), Llandaff Cathedral and Principality Stadium. Cardiff ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Very good host. Room was comfortable and spacious. Excellent breakfast. We used the kitchen area for our evening meal which was very convenient."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

The Old Barn B&B
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3/5 - Okay

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24 Jan 2020

Its a bit grotty in places, very run down, but the front is lovely

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Jan 2020

The hotel is in rhoose even though listed as barry great for people flying out of aiport and good location to barry,vale of glamorgan and easy reach to cardiff city centre.

5/5 - Excellent

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7 Jan 2020

Lovely clean beach, cheap parking! Would definitely recommend a visit especially for Gavin & Stacey fans! Whitmore & Jackson is a fantastic place to eat too.

5/5 - Excellent

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4 Jan 2020

Was so surprised at how lovely Barry is and how big it is - kids loved it down on the beach even in December! All rides open and again lovely friendly people .

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

It's a typical Welsh town, don't expect much more.

3/5 - Okay


9 Nov 2019

Roads are awful. This is Cardiff Airport main route flying into Wales, needs a major sort out. Embarrassing.

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