Cardiff Bay Barrage is 1.1km long and extends from Cardiff docks in the north to Penarth in the south. This major civil engineering construction project subsequently led to the impoundment of the Bay, which boasts over 13km of waterfront.
Perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride, the Barrage embankment is situated in a stunning maritime setting and offers spectacular views over the Bay and the Severn Estuary. Thanks to its flat gradient and lack of steps, it’s accessible for all visitors.
A variety of leisure activities take place along the Barrage embankment at the children’s play area, Skate Plaza and adiZone outdoor gym. You can take it easy by making a pit-stop at Café Hafren for a latte and slice of cake, against a beautiful backdrop. You’ll also be greeted by the Enormous Crocodile (installed to mark the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations), who boasts the biggest smile in the Bay!