What a fantastic way to take in the sights of Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Barrage & Penarth Pier all in one fantastic walk.
Start your walk from Mermaid Quay & follow the signposts around to Cardiff Bay Barrage along this route you’ll pass Cardiff Bay’s top attractions
Roald Dahl Pass
Wales Millennium Centre
The Pierhead Building
Walking along the barrage route you’ll see Cardiff Bay in the distance & up in front you’ll see Penarth Marina along this route there’s various attractions & activities such as
Swallow Nest / Hive
Outdoor Gym & Sports Facility
Roald Dhal Crocodile
Walking further around the barrage you’ll come to Captain Scott’s memorial which looks out over Cardiff Bay.
Following the trail you’ll come to the Barrage bridge most definitely worth checking out when boats are being let in & out of Cardiff Bay.
Once over the bridge you’ll be in the barrage car park in the far left hand side of the car park between the old custom house & the water is a small lane this lane takes you through to the pebble beach. Take the pebble beach & follow it all the way round where you’ll be able to see Flatholm Island & Penarth Pier both of which can be clearly seen it’s very much picturesque.
At the end of the pebble beach are some boulders to climb over but once up & over you’ll be outside Penarth Pier it’s a fantastic spot with lots of lovely restaurants, bars & shops.
Penarth Pier has featured in many programs, films & other media productions it’s steeped in history & has all the original features including a plaque to honour Kathleen Thomas the first swim of the Bristol channel from Penarth to Weston-Super-Mare.
See our pictures attached of our walk from Cardiff Bay To Penarth Pier please do check tide times when crossing the pebble beach to Penarth Pier.