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St. Marys Well Bay. Barry Beach

Cardiff, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

A small sand and rock beach close to Cardiff, looking out over the Bristol Channel.

Beach Type



There is a small campsite


There is a medival village nearby

Nature and Wildlife

There are possibilities for coastal walks in the area and a country park nearby.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Cardiff TIC. 16 Wood Street 029 2022 7281


Nearest town: Cardiff
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3983, -3.18172
Postcode: CF64 5UN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Cardiff. follow signs to the bay and then Penarth before taking the B4267 and turning off to the left to Laverney.

Nearest Railway Stations

Dinas Powys (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dingle Road (Approx. 3 miles away)
Cogan (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penarth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Cadoxton (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

St Marys Well Bay Road, Swanbridge (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Fort Road, Lavernock (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Cosmeston Lakes, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Hayes Road, Sully (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Cliff Parade, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Penarth Railway Station, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Edmund Place, Barry (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Eastbrook Station, Dinas Powys (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Cadoxton Station, Cadoxton (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Penarth Portway, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cardiff