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“Not all dogs go to heaven”

Porthkerry Country Park
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Barry
Certificate of Excellence
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Virginia City, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not all dogs go to heaven”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's a cafe in a country park, sort of like the places you'd find at the beach, great for a cup of tea and an ice cream. Set on a raised, wooden, deck area, the outside seating can be fine on a pleasant, and even not so, day. Being set in a park, dogs are welcomed so it's hardly surprising when one of them urinates steadily against your table leg. OK, a one off most folk would assume, but we visited here when it was just opened after a make over a year so back and.....yep, a large dog came and widdled all over our table and, as she couldn't extricate herself fast enough, the boot of my companion. The interior is bleak and shabby rick building complete with old metal chairs and wobbly tables. Service can vary greatly, we've had happy and chatty to surly and barely communicative. Food is what you'd expect, drinks are safer from a bottle and you should carry hygenic wipes to clean your surfaces before using.......

Visited April 2013
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English first
the narth , Wales, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice way to spend a few hour with the kids”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice coffee shop and walk , good for families.The beach is a pebble one , so not for the faint hearted.Dogs are allowed on the beach all year and good view of the huge viaduct.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Tony W
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Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place on the coast !”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Lovely country park with outdoor play park for children! My lil one learnt to ride his bike on the grass :) Right on the pebble beach on the costal route. This year they have started charging for the car park which is a shame but not the end of the world- I just never have change on me!!

Def worth a visit, a great place in Barry :)

Visited April 2013
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Thank Su_1985_13
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Barry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“porthkerry barry”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

beautiful walks quiet and green. parking facilities good, nice country walks including the GoldenSteps. The paths lead you down to the pebbled beach along side a small golf putting area, a lovely day out for all the family.

Visited May 2013
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Thank elizabeth k
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south wales
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A nice afternoon out!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

A lovely country park. You can go off on a few walks, there;s a massive field for picnics and theres a little pebble beach you can go on.

Visited August 2012
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Thank soxycat
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