Barry Island Destination Guide

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Barry Island (Vale of Glamorgan) Beaches, Seaside and Coast

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.

Barry Island Vale of Glamorgan Coast Map

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

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, and places to stay and eat:

Jacksons Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Seaside Awards

Little Island Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Whitmore Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Seaside Awards