Famed in recent years as the location for Gavin and Stacey, Barry Island has attracted visitors since the 1870’s and the appeal of its golden beaches, cafes and family amusements is stronger than ever. Barry Island Pleasure Park attracts thousands of visitors looking for the thrill of the fairground. The addition of new beach huts, a climbing wall, mist feature, landscaped gardens and a covered events amphitheatre on the Eastern Promenade of Whitmore Bay extends the resort along the full length of the beach and adds to its year-round appeal for families of all ages. Blue Flag & Seaside Award Beach; Green Flag Promenade Gardens. Lifeguard service provided 10:-00 – 18:00 30 March – 2 April 2018, weekends and Bank Holiday only 5 to 20 May, daily 26 May to 2 September. Dogs not allowed May to end September.