Barry Island

Local nameYnys y Barri
LocationBarry, Vale of Glamorgan, UK

Barry Island is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres, second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada.The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded. This was partly due to the opening of Barry Docks by the Barry Railway Company. Established by David Davies, the docks now link up the gap which used to isolate Barry Island.

Although Barry Island used to be home to a Butlins Holiday Camp, it is now known more for its beach and Barry Island Pleasure Park. It was used as a setting of the BBC TV show Gavin & Stacey.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Island

Address 5 Station Approach Road, Barry CF62 5TH, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°23'33.265" N -3°16'18.178" E

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