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  • Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre (CBWAC)

  • Cardiff Sailing Centre



    Directions to Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre

    To get to Cardiff Bay and CBWAC from the motorway, leave the M4 at Junction 33 and follow the A4232 to the Bay exiting at the junction signposted Cardiff Bay Retail Park.

    Follow the directions on the map (thumbnail), via Ferry Road turning right onto Jim Driscoll Way and right again into the Water Activity Centre.


     




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    to CBWAC.

    Directions to Cardiff Sailing Centre
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    Cardiff Sailing Centre operates from the Environment Building which is located on the Northern end of Cardiff Bay Barrage.

    To get to Cardiff Bay from the motorway, leave the M4 at Junction 33 and follow the A4232 to the Bay exiting at the junction signposted Cardiff Bay Retail Park.

    Follow the signs for Penarth, crossing the River Ely, and turn left at the traffic lights. At the first roundabout take the 1st exit, at the second roundabout take the 2nd exit and at the third roundabout go straight across (2nd exit). Follow the road alongside Penarth Marina (please be aware of traffic calming measures) until you get to the roundabout outside the Old Custom House Restaurant.

    Take the 1st exit off the roundabout and then immediately turn left before you enter the Barrage Car Park.

    You will arrive at an automatic barrier. Press the call button to contact Barrage Control and tell them where you are going and who you are, or who you are dropping off.

    Once Barrage Control have verified your details, they will raise the barrier. Once the barrier has been raised (and providing no lock bridges are raised), drive straight over the locks and along the barrage road until you reach the Environmental Building (Large silver building on the left hand side).

    While on the barrage site, the following rules MUST be followed:
    • Speed limit of 5mph over locks & sluice gates and by the Skate Park
    • Speed limit of 20mph along the Barrage road
    • Hazard lights must be ON at all times
    • No vehicles on locks if ANY bridge lights are showing (even if barriers aren’t down)

    Be aware that the Barrage site can be heavily populated by pedestrians & cyclists. Please be careful when on site, give them plenty of room and do not force your way through crowds.

    Failure to follow these rules, or instructions from Harbour Authority Staff will result in you & your vehicle being refused access in future.

    If you are late please let us know on 07870 990927

    Our postcode for Sat Nav users is CF64 1TQ
    (This takes you to just before the last roundabout before the Barrage Car Park)

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    Pedestrian & Cycle access is available from Penarth via the Barrage, or from Cardiff via the Bay Edge Walkway from the Norwegian Church / BBC Drama Studios.

    The nearest train station is Cardiff Bay, which is a 15 minute walk via the Bay Edge Walkway (via the Norwegian Church).