Travellers to Barry Island exit the station opposite the Barry Island Pleasure Park, a historic amusement park next to Whitmore Bay. It's a fitting way to arrive – the station was opened specifically to serve the park, and the two opened in tandem in 1896. Today, services continue to link Barry Island with Cardiff Central, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. The Barry Island Tourist Railway, a heritage line between Barry Island and Barry Docks, also operates out of the station. The walk from Barry Island station to the promenade and beach at Whitmore Bay takes about five minutes, passing the Pleasure Park on the way. A little further to the east of the station is the beach at Jackson's Bay, where you'll find the Barry Yacht Club. Most of the attractions of Barry Island are to the south of the station, facing the Bristol Channel, with the area north of the railway predominantly residential.
Need more information on how to get to Barry Island by train? Check out our dedicated guide to trains to Wales.
The beach is only a 6-minute walk from Barry Island train station. Simply turn right onto Station Approach, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Friars Road and keep walking until you get to Barry Island Beach.
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Barry Island train station has one platform, which is accessed from Station Approach Road via a pathway alongside the old station buildings. The buildings are now used by the Barry Island Tourist Railway and house a shop, cafe and museum. The station is not staffed, but ticket machines are available. There is a bus stop a little way down the Station Approach Road.
Unfortunately, Barry Island train station doesn't have a car park. However, if you need to leave your car before taking the train, you can use one of the available car parks in the area.
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Barry Island station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Barry Island station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Barry Island.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Barry Island station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Barry Island station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
It's super easy to get to the beach from Barry Island train station– you'll just need to walk for about 6 minutes.