Barry Island is peninsula and seaside resort on the Vale of Glamorgan coast in South Wales. Until the 1880s Barry was an island, but the continued expansion of the area meant that the Barry Docks bridged the link between mainland and island, forming a peninsula.

Barry’s coastline, which is on the Bristol Channel, has the world’s second highest tidal range, reaching up to 15 metres!

Barry is now an ideal place for a fun, family day out. Centred around the sandy shores of Whitmore Bay you'll find an amusement park, gardens, a promenade and very many gift shops, cafes and pubs.

We have more beaches, accommodation and things to do listed under our Barry page.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Barry Island, 13 beaches in Vale of Glamorgan, or have a look at our list of Vale of Glamorgan dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Jacksons Bay Beach

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    Little Island Beach

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    Whitmore Bay Beach

Some more locations in Vale of Glamorgan