Enjoy the scenery to and from the Inner Harbour by foot or by bike
The route provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route with direct access to and from the Inner Harbour, linking with the existing footway, cycle way and transport network through to the city and beyond. The path is accessible via the Penarth side, as well as the Bay Edge Walkway near Porth Teigr on the Cardiff Bay side.
It’s part of the 10km (6.2 mile) Bay Trail, which runs around the Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont Y Werin, a 140m bridge providing a link for pedestrians and cyclists between Penarth and the International Sports Village.
Passing the locks, bridges, sluice gates and fish pass on the Barrage, visitors can enjoy the play area, Skate Plaza, free exhibitions and Enormous Crocodile bench, and make a pit-stop at the RSPB-run Hafren Café.
You can park at the pay and display car park on the Penarth side of the Barrage (CF64 1TQ), which is open seven days a week.
There are several other car parks in the Cardiff Bay area:
Havannah Street (CF10 5SG) near Techniquest and St David’s Hotel
Stuart Street (CF10 5BZ) in Mermaid Quay
Harbour Drive (CF10 4PA) near the Norwegian Church
Pierhead Street (CF10 4PH) near Wales Millennium Centre and The Red Dragon Centre
Public transport (between the city centre and Bay)
Transport For Wales Rail Services run a regular service between Cardiff Queen Street station in the city centre and Cardiff Bay station.
The baycar (service 6) operates a frequent, fast and direct service between the city centre and Cardiff Bay seven days a week. Main city centre bus stops include Queen Street Station, Westgate Street, St Mary Street (Wyndham Arcade) and the rear of Central Rail Station. Services 7 and 8 also run from Cardiff city centre to Cardiff Bay.
For the International Sports Village (ISV), take service 7, which runs between the city centre, the Bay and the ISV from Monday to Saturday. Hop on board from bus stop JF on Canal Street. Service 9 travels between the city centre and the ISV seven days a week from bus stop KF on Westgate Street.
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