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Barry Island has a large sandy beach named Whitmore Bay; it is accessible for buggies and wheelchair users and has a large promenade.
Whitmore Bay was also the location for many scenes shot in the popular BBC series 'Gavin and Stacey'. Barry Island also has a pleasure park which is open from Easter to September and has over 50 rides aimed at children of all ages and various amusement stalls.
Entry to the park is free but there is a charge for rides, with discounted family tickets available for purchase. Along Barry Island Sea Front there are various cafes and places to eat as well as public toilets with baby changing facilities.
The Barry Tourist Railway, part of the Barry Rail Centre, operates services for passengers on dates throughout the year from Barry Island station to Barry Waterfront station.
Barry Island railway station is on a short branch line from Barry station; trains run direct to/from Cardiff Central. Barry railway station is on the Vale of Glamorgan line from Cardiff Central to Bridgend.