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Barry is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling High Street, gorgeous parks and the Goodsheds and Innovation Quarter – a shopping, eating and relaxing destination featuring independent businesses in an industrial heritage setting. Please see our Barry Shopping page for lots of ideas of where to visit.

Nearby is Porthkerry Country Park, a haven for wildlife with a café and digital AR trail.

Barry Island is famous for its golden beaches, family amusements, colourful beach huts and, of course, “Gavin & Stacey”.

Don’t miss

  • The Goodsheds & Innovation Quarter
  • Romilly Park & the Knap Lake
  • Fonmon Castle Park & Gardens
  • Barry Tourist Railway & War Museum
  • RNLI Visitor Centre
  • Barry Island Pleasure Park
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
  • Beach Huts & Climbing Wall
  • Porthkerry Country Park
  • Wales Coast Path & Vale Trail 4

For visitors with limited ability, our Beach Wheelchairs and Accessible 'Changing Places' facility is available to use so the whole family can enjoy their time on the beach.

For more information about Barry and Barry Island, take a look at a feature from Visit Wales exploring all the great things available.

Organising a group visit to Barry Island? Great, take a look at our Group Guide to Barry Island to help you plan your trip.

And for those who love to hear history brought to life through story telling see our Telling Stories in Barry page to explore the myths and legends of the history of Barry.

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What an incredible year it has been in 2022! From live music to stunning festivals, we have seen a lot of wonderful events happening in the Vale of Glamorgan 🎉🎶 Here are just a few ✨ Let us know what events you have enjoyed the most so far this year in the comments…👇 #visitthevale #barry #cowbridge #llantwitmajor #penarth
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✨Don’t forget, the Elf Trail is on until December 18th so you have 3 more days to complete the trail to be in with a chance to win £100 to spend locally! ✨🛍️ 🗺️ Pick up your trail maps for Barry Library or participating traders. #barrychristmasfest #visitthevale #barry
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Barry Island, famed for its vibrant colored beach huts and fantastic golden beaches 🌈In the summer months it’s a great place to visit to soak up the sun, but it’s also the perfect spot for a hot chocolate and a winters walk!🧣❄️ #visitthevale #barry #barryisland
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📣 Calling all gin-lovers! It's competition time! 🥂 Win a full gin distillery experience at Hensol Gin Distillery for two with overnight stay at the Vale Resort followed by a private spirit tasting session at Craft Republic and complimentary bottle of Barry Island Gin! 🌟 This gin-tastic competition will be open until the end Feb 2023. We'll be selecting the winner at random thereafter and will be announcing the winner on our Visit the Vale socials @visitthevale so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Follow the link in our bio to enter! ⬆️ ✨ Good luck 🤞 @hensolcastledistillery @barryislandgin @wearecraftrepublic @visitwales @southernwales #gin #Glamorgan #competition #barryisland #valeresort
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Less than a 2 weeks to go until the Barry Christmas Market takes place in King’s Square Barry as part the Barry Christmas Festival. It will take place between 2nd-11th December between 12pm-8pm every day! Come along and bring the whole family- there will be something for everyone! 🎅✨ See traders below ⬇️ @numnumsbarry @meggobakes @shecancloset @dimensionalart @charleywongillustrations @barryislandspiritscohq @wild_botanic @kelzojewellery @jadezbraidz_eventz @wedratherlather @harbour_jewellery and many more! (Full list of traders can be found on our website!) #BarryChristmasFest
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Barry Christmas Festival update! 🎄 Tickets will go on sale at 4pm today for the: Barry Festival of Light, Central Park, Barry - 2nd to 11th December Christmas Post Office, Barry Library - 3rd to 12th December 🎟️ Tickets are £1.50 per family ticket (up to 5 people) plus booking fee, and will be on sale via Eventbrite. We will publish the links at 4pm! Tickets for the Santa Fun Run - 11th December, are already on sale https://tinyurl.com/2p86nxa5 See you in December! Barry Christmas Festival is brought to you by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Tourism & Events Team in partnership with Barry Town Council #BarryChristmasFest
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📣 Save the Dates….! We’re hosting a Christmas Festival this year in Barry and we can’t wait to get into the festive spirit!🎄🎅 Details of events can be found in link in bio and on sale dates as follows: 👇 • Santa Fun Run – Today, 3pm • Christmas Post Office – Friday, 4 November • Festival of Light – Friday, 4 November Stay tuned for more information over coming weeks 👏 Barry Christmas festival is brought to you by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Tourism and Events team in partnership with Barry Town Council #BarryChristmasFest
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🎆 The annual Charity Firework Fiesta returns to Barry Island! 🎇👏 New organisers - Chem Corp UK, will bring the Fireworks Fiesta to Barry Island on Saturday 29th October 🎉 The FREE event display is set to begin at 7:30pm and Pendragon will fire from Friars point, overlooking Barry Island Beach 🔥 Road closures will be in place on the night and access to Barry Island for residents will be via Plymouth Road which will stay open the duration of the event. (swipe across for road closure map ➡️) More details can be found on our website: 🖥️ www.visitthevale.com/events #visitthevale #fireworkfiesta #barryisland
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✨ Barry Pride 2022 is here!! Tomorrow at 11am on Barry Island Prom 🌈 The official timings and events can be found on the @barrypride22 page & on our highlights 🏳️‍🌈 See you there ☀️🌈👏 #lovewins #barrypride #barrypride2022
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🌈 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement nationally, Barry Island will host Barry Pride on Saturday 1st October 🏳️‍🌈🎉 Enjoy food, live music, stalls and more… all along Barry Island Prom. 🤩 🕛 11am - 7pm Follow @barrypride22 to stay up-to-date 🌈 📸: @ashleyds89 #visitthevale #barrypride2022
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Only one more sleep until the Barry Island Festival of Food 🍕🎪 The weather looks a bit changeable this weekend, so we have some covered picnic benches at our Western prom food & bar area ☔️ and the Eastern side of the prom, where the food & bars are under the shelter! 🌦 In any event, bring a brolly - it’s going to be an awesome weekend. ☂️ Swipe across to see the music lineup for this weekend 🎶 See you then! #BarryIsland #FoodFestival #BarryIslandFoodFestival #VisitTheVale
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Countdown is on to the Barry Island Festival of Food this weekend! All your favourite food and drink vendors in one place 🎪🍕🎶 We can’t wait, see you there! 🍹 #FoodFestival #BarryIsland #BarryIslandFestivalofFood
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