Porthcawl, Barry Island and Snowdonia see 'busy' weekend as lockdown eases in Wales

Barry Island and Snowdonia full as lockdown eases in Wales.
Barry Island and Snowdonia saw an influx of people over the weekend. Credit: Wales News Service

Beaches and beauty spots in Wales saw an influx of people as lockdown restrictions are eased in Wales.

People were pictured at Porthcawl beach and Barry Island following the lifting of the 5-mile rule earlier in the week.

Porthcawl beach and Barry Island were busy over the weekend as the 5-mile travel rule was lifted earlier this week. Credit: Wales News Service

South Wales Police said it was 'busy' which lead to a few incidents.

Snowdonia National Park's car parks were full on Saturday, leaving people to park on the sides of roads to visit the popular tourist spot.

It was the first weekend since the 5-mile rule was ended.

Wales is also expected to welcome holiday-makers for the first time since March after the Welsh Government announced self-contained holiday accommodation could reopen.

From Saturday July 11, holiday accommodation with self-contained kitchens and bathrooms, such as bed and breakfasts and caravans reopened.

On a visit to Vale of Glamorgan to see how businesses are preparing to open their doors, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales is 'absolutely safe' and he was 'looking forward' to welcoming visitors back to Wales.

A phased return for businesses in the hospitality sector, including bars and cafes, will be given the go-ahead as long as coronavirus cases continue to fall in the country.

From Monday July 13, pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to open outdoors, as well as most indoor attractions. The First Minister has also said tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites, can prepare to open from July 25