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  • Cardiff Sailing Centre

  • Cardiff Rowing Centre



    Directions to Cardiff Sailing Centre

    (You can download a pdf copy of these instructions HERE)

    Cardiff Sailing Centre is located at the northern end of Cardiff Bay Barrage.

    To get to us from the motorway, leave the M4 at Junction 33 and follow the A4232 to Cardiff Bay, exiting at the junction signposted Cardiff Bay Retail Park. Take the 3rd exit, following the signs for Penarth.

    After crossing the River Ely, turn left at the traffic lights. At the first roundabout take the 1st exit, at the second and third roundabouts take the 2nd exits, following the signs for the Barrage.

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    Follow the road alongside Penarth Marina (please be aware of traffic calming measures) until you get to the next roundabout. 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 inform them that you are coming to the Sailing Centre and the reason why. (i.e. which course you’re attending) 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/sluices and along the barrage road until you reach the parking area just before the sailing centre (large silver building) & skate park.

    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 can be very busy with pedestrians & cyclists. Please be extremely careful & patient when driving, 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 and your vehicle being refused access in future.

    If you are late please let us know on 029 2087 7977

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    Our postcode for Sat Nav users is CF64 1TP

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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).




    Directions to Cardiff Rowing Centre

    Cardiff Rowing Centre is located in Channel View Leisure Centre in Grangetown

    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. Take the 1st exit on the roundabout.

    Following signs for IKEA, turn right at the traffic lights, then take the 1st exit off the roundabout.

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    Take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout, then the 3rd exit off the IKEA roundabout. Go straight across the traffic lights, driving alongside The Marl park. After the park, take the right turn into Jim Driscoll Way signposted Channel View Centre.

    You can park either in front of Channel View in the main car park, or opposite, on the left, next to the slipway.

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    Our postcode for Sat Nav users is CF11 7HB

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    Pedestrian & Cycle access is available through Grangtown or from the Cardiff Bay Trail.

    The nearest train stations are Grangetown (15 min walk) and Cardiff Bay (20 min walk).