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Barry is located on the picturesque South Wales coast, just 10 miles from Cardiff. Once a major player in the coal industry, it recreated itself into a tourist hotspot with the famous Barry Island peninsula hosting a permanent funfair and seaside attractions. 

When you choose a new build in Barry, you'll have a huge choice of supermarkets, high street shops and independent retailers on your doorstep as well as lively pubs, bars and restaurants. If the sea is too nippy, there are always three leisure centres and a splash pool to help keep you fit. 

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Living in Barry

Shop straight from your door

There’s a wide range of shops and services to be found, with two main shopping areas, Mermaid Quay and King’s Square, hosting high street shops and banks. From your new house, you can stroll down the long and bustling high street to discover a vast selection of eateries and independent stores. It has a choice of supermarkets, and for larger chains there’s the Waterfront retail park.

It’s not far to go for a full spree – it's just a half-hour drive or 25-minute train to Cardiff, full of shopping streets, several large malls, and an arcade filled with independent boutiques, plus a market selling local produce.

Your new seaside base

Best known for Barry Island, the vibrant seafront area beloved by locals and tourists alike. Once a true island, it was connected to the mainland in the 1880s, and now hosts traditional seaside stalls and eateries, amusement arcades and the Pleasure Park.

You'll have the pick of the beaches and entertainment. Pebble Beach and Watchtower Bay are quieter beaches, while Knap Gardens and the Marine Lake provide a lovely setting to walk, feed the ducks and enjoy the stunning views. From your new house you can enjoy walks to Friar's Point with its panoramic views, or head to the gardens, tennis courts and play areas of Romilly Park much beloved by families. There are many more coastal delights from the bustling marina at Penarth to the beautiful beaches of Porthcawl.

Great choice of schools

 If you're looking for English-medium primary schools, there’s Holton School, High Street School, Romilly Primary School and Barry Island School. If you need Welsh-medium primary schools, then head to Ysgol St Baruc and Ysgol St Curig. There are also faith schools, All Saints Church and St Helen’s Catholic School. Secondary age children can attend Whitmore High School (English-medium), Pencoedtre High School (English-medium), Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg (Welsh-medium) or St Richard Gwyn RC (faith).

Superb transport links

Your new house benefits from two train stations, one in the town centre and one on the Island - both offer speedy routes to Cardiff Central and onward links to Newport, Bridgend, Bristol and London. The nearby A4050 and A4226 mean you’ll be well situated for road travel, and air travel will be a breeze thanks to the 10-minute drive to Cardiff Airport.

New build houses for sale in Barry

Persimmon Homes has new builds in South Wales, including LLantwit Major and Bridgend. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…