"A glimpse of Barry" Top 5 Page for this destination Barry by evaanna
Barry Travel Guide: 80 reviews and 260 photos
Barry is a seaside resort near Cardiff. I visited it for a few minutes only as my friend's daughter, who had brought us in the car from Cardiff, had to go to work and I still wanted to see a little of Cardiff before I left for Banbury in the afternoon. I was going back to Poland the next day. As it was another hot day I thought it would be very nice to feel the sea breeze. And I wasn't disappointed.
Barry is a lovely place with beaches and promontories cutting into the sea, which invite walks. And the place must look really lovely when there is no drought - in my pictures the normally green lawns are grey, only some exotic plants seem to be flourishing but perhaps they have been watered regularly. Next to the main sandy beach on Whitmore Bay there is a funfair with over 50 rides and attractions for children and adults alike. The entrance is free, you pay for the rides as you go. There are also amusement arcades all along the seafront area, with games of skill and various video games.
I think I might be interested to see the Quasar Centre with 'a high tech paintball style experience', whatever that might mean. I've seen pictures of Whitmore Bay on the Internet with crowds of people but when we were there it looked quite deserted. Perhaps they had all gone to the fairground area to enjoy the rides.... The old-fashioned beach and swimming are no longer enough.
Another nice place on Barry Island is the pebble beach at the Knapp. If you don't like walking on pebbles there is a... more travel advice
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