Welcome to Barry Community Water Activity Centre

Creoesi i Canolfan Gweithgareddau Dŵr Cymuned y Barri

Currently operating from temporary facilities for local organisations, the centre’s aim is to source fundraising to construct a purpose built facility that will not only benefit the local organisations but also local Schools, Youth Clubs and the general public giving them access to carry out activities on the water.

Details of our rules and regulations, together with membership application forms can be found on the Membership Page.

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What’s Occuring?

A big thank you to all those who came to our Open Evening in June. We continue to await progress on the Vale of Glamorgan’s Levelling Up bid which will support our  move to the new site. Latest news is that a decision is expected in November.  Associated British Ports are also involved with this as the Marina Project is an integral part of the bid, so we do not expect to be moving for quite a while.

We do need to continue to demonstrate community support so it is vital that we are kept informed as to what you are up to. Bridgend Canoe Club recently held an evening to raise money for Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospital in memory of Gareth Howes. In October Barry Athletic Coastal Rowing Club will be having an even at the centre – full details on their facebook page and we recently stood in for the 6th Barry Sea Scout Group’s hall so that they didn’t have to cancel their evening and Barry Sea Cadets are also using the teaching room regularly. Please let us know about these sort of activity as they are vital in demonstrating to bodies how active and vital we are. Or you can support the centre with a donation – please use our Gift Aid Form if you can.

Remember, if you want to visit the centre you must contact either the manager or the secretary beforehand and fill out the register in reception or complete This Form.

The Teaching Room and kitchen are being kept locked, if you need access then contact the manager . Both outside loos are available if you are wet, the inside toilets and changing rooms are open. Please remember that we are a volunteer run organisation and leave things as you would like to find them, so don’t be surprised if you are asked to use the vacuum cleaner after your visit.

Feedback and comments

Words from some of our users and potential users.

Would be lovely to be sailing in Barry Waterfront. Learned to sail & race dinghies there 36 years ago. #buildbarrymarina
Paul via Twitter
Hey Barry people, support and follow Barry Community Water Activity Centre and we will have a fab place on the Waterfront Pride in Barry
Pride in Barry
Exciting to see that things are starting to happen on the mole!
Emma via Twitter
Great to join BCWAC volunteers & trustees today working to clear the site for new Barry Watersports Centre
Chris via Twitter