Porthkerry Country Park is situated a mile west of the town of Barry, adjacent to the coast. This spacious country park stretches from the old village of Porthkerry, eastwards towards Barry and south to the sea, where a fine imposing semicircular pebble beach formed by wave action on the constantly crumbling limestone cliffs dominates the Southern boundary of the park.
Moving inland the dominant feature of the park is its’ fine 500 metre long grass meadow, flanked by 150 acres of rich deciduous woodlands. Within its boundaries, there are wide-open spaces for families or groups to enjoy ball games and sports, or just to relax in the warm summer sun. Three small valleys spread inland, reaching into open countryside, linking to the urban area of western Barry.
Amble down to the seafront and explore the many caves and hidden spots or collect-multicoloured pebbles with the kids and see who gets the most interesting! Alternatively, climb the steps to the top of the cliffs and take the cliff walk with wonderful views across the sea, or inland towards the impressive rail viaduct that goes through the park. Sit and watch the coming and going of the aircraft at the International airport, close by.
Forest Cafe - With a large decked area enjoying wonderful sea views the cafe serves breakfast, light bites, lunches, afternoon teas, ice creams and more!
Open: Daily. Contact: 01446 739209.
Play Area - An adventure playground, adjacent to the main car park, has a range of climbing equipment based on a nautical theme.
12 hole Golf Course - Open: 9.30am - 4.30pm (weather dependant).
Charges: adult £3.20, children/concessions £2.10, family £9.
Contact: Golf Hut on 01446 736736