The small town of Newport Pembrokeshire is set at the mouth of the river Nefern and below the Preseli hills. It has accommodation from the local youth hostel in Lower St. Mary’s street, to boutique hotels and a range of excellent self catering cottages.
The beach at Newport runs below the Parrog and under the boat club – the perfect location to watch the sunset. From the public car-park above the beach, a footpath leads inland alongside the river, up to the bridge. This is a great spot for watching a variety of sea and wading birds. Crossing the bridge and walking along the opposite shore brings you to Newport golf club and a long sandy beach.
The town itself has a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants and a small supermarket and excellent whole food shop for picnics and self catering. Historically shipbuilding took place here, but Newport became a popular coastal holiday destination via the train from Cardiff and Swansea which used to run very regularly to Fishguard.
Newport can be reached along the coast path from Cardigan, but it is a very long days walk, better to walk from Ceibwr or Moylegrove. A lovely coast walk can be done from Newport, around Dinas head, and back. Along the way you will come across some of the quietest beaches in Pembrokeshire.
Walking All Wales Coast Path