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 Bookings Page.



Update – April 2022

We welcome a return to normality and hope the 2022 season will be a good one. If you want to visit the centre you must contact either the manager or the secretary and fill out the register in reception or complete This Form.
The pandemic is NOT over. Organisers should keep a register (as required by our rules , but it will also mean that track and trace can be effective, if needed. Any other precautions are up to the individual groups.  The Teaching Room and kitchen are being kept locked, if you need access then contact the manager . Both portaloos are available if you are wet, the inside toilets and changing rooms are open.
We are continuing to work with Associated British Ports on the move of the centre to East Quay. The plan is to get an operational centre there as soon as possible. However, we don’t expect that to be possible before the end of this season, so you can plan your activities from the current site until September. We will update you as soon as we have some solid information.
You should not visit the centre and should self-isolate if you have Coronovirus Symptoms. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:-
  • a high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. If you develop one of these symptoms, you should follow the Welsh Government Advice.

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