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Enjoy the sandy beaches around Barry Island

The South Wales peninsula and seaside resort of Barry Island offers a charming chunk of quintessential Britain. From rock pooling to windsurfing, sandy Blue Flag beach Whitmore Bay gives you the classical seaside experience - with a clean, sandy beach that's great for families with a promenade to stroll. Close by there's a climbing wall, crazy golf and cafes where you can get fish and chips, and ice cream. A coastal path to the headland offfers stunning views out to sea.

Have fun in Barry Island Pleasure Park

A giant ferris wheel, Pirate River ride, dodgems, ghost train and bungee trampolines, there's around 50 rides to suit all tastes - just buy your tokens and get on board. If you want to try your luck there are amusement arcades where you can play both traditional and newer games.

See what's occurring...

Fans of the TV comedy Gavin and Stacey can track down filming locations or even go on an organised tour. You can see the street Stacey lives in, the slots arcade where Nessa rules the roost, or the church where the wedding Nearly takes place and more. There's also some Doctor Who and Torchwood locations close by too. Planning a trip to Barry Island? Try the Travelodge Cardiff Airport Hotel just 2 miles away. There's also our Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf or Travelodge Cardiff Central Hotel in the heart of the Capital.