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I VISITED Barry Island on Sunday (July 13), my first trip, to what must be one of Wales' leading seaside resorts, for some two months or so.

During some of the intervening period, I was fortunate enough to have been able to visit resorts in southern England, namely Brighton, Eastbourne and Worthing.

These major resorts are not easily comparable to Barry, if only for their much larger size, relative greater wealth and nearness to London.

Brighton, in particular, is a very busy and bustling place, not to mention the substantial number of tourists from home and abroad.

I would not regard it as axiomatic that these larger resorts are in every respect preferable to Barry Island. Perhaps it is "horses for courses".

I noticed with interest the installation of bathing huts in Barry. These can be a real moneyspinner for councils - to sell or to let. Yet the associated work necessitated closing part of the promenade to the public, and also the upper path round the former Butlins camp headland. And this at the outset of the peak summer holiday season!

Michael O'Neill Penarth

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 21, 2014
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