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Newport Pembrokeshire, (Trefdraeth in Welsh) in Wales, UK
With beaches, standing stones, cromlechs and Carningli mountain, Newport on the north Pembrokeshire coast is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Wales.
Situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park with easy access from the M4 and via buses from the train stations at Fishguard and Haverfordwest it is the north of Pembrokeshire's jewel in the crown. The place to holiday in Pembrokeshire.
In the northen part of the Pembrokeshire National Park, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs through Newport's boundaries and some stunning views of Dinas Island, Morfa Head, Carningli Mountain and Newport Bay can be found along this stretch. Short coastal walks can be made in a few hours and with a local bus service stopping at various places along the walks, some of best stretches of the north Pembrokeshire coast line can be enjoyed easily and without too much effort from Newport.
Beaches at Newport Pembrokeshire include Traeth Mawr (Big Beach or Newport Sands) and The Parrog with two smaller beaches, Bettws and The Cwm just a stones throw away. Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) is on the north side of the Nevern Estuary and is a good mile long on its seaward side, during the summer it is manned by lifeguards and has a designated safe swimming area. The Parrog beach is found on the south side of the estuary and is a popular beach with boaties.
Guide to Newport Pembs Beaches
Carningli mountain stands tall to the south of Newport and has some great walks which take you past its history. Standing stones, ancient forts and hut circles can be found whilst wandering around the moors and craggy out crops if you can take your eyes off the stunning 360 degree views.
Guide to Carningli Mountain
Newport Pembrokeshire is a popular destination for bird watchers, and a walk across the iron bridge will reveal why, the Nevern Estuary is teeming with all kinds of feathery friends including Ducks, Swans, Gulls, Egrets and more..
There are many walks around Newport that take in great views of the estuary and its flora and fauna. There are plenty of places to sit and relax whist watching the wildlife on the river going about their daily business.
Many routes can be cycled around Newport, through winding country lanes to seriously big climbs and some great off piste runs providing you respect the flora and fauna.
There are some great trails along Carningli Mountain, Mynydd Melyn and Carn Foi. Road cyclists can find some good runs along the main A487 and the many roads that join to it. Why not grab a map and cycle to Pentre Ifan Cromlech.
On the longest day of the year Newport receives 16.8 hours of daylight, making it an ideal summer venue. Long days spent relaxing on Newport Sands, followed by the customery BBQ before the sun sets in to the glimmering Irish Sea are part of daily life in Newport, so why not come and join in!