The Parrog, Newport Pembrokeshire
Old Port and now small vessel moorings.
The Parrog has a long history within the boating world. Originally created to serve as a port it still has some of its history visible. There is a lime kiln remaining along with some of the original quay walls. An old warehouse now houses the Boat Club, a members only club that has changing rooms, shower facilities and a bar.
There is a touring caravan park / camping site at The Parrog which sits just behind the quay wall and gives quick easy access to the beach. It is also only a short walk in to the main town of Newport from the camp site.
The river at the Parrog is now far too shallow to house anything bigger than recreational and small fishing boats and the sand bar at The Cwm can make for some interesting navigational experiences depending on the tidal situation.
There is a small car park at the Parrog with four points of entry to the beach for launching boats, one of which is four wheel drive recommended. The Nevern estuary which flows through The Parrog has extended boat moorings (now overseen by The Pembrokeshire National Park Authority ) towards the east - a point of discussion with some locals as this now poses a threat to people who like swimming in the estuary as opposed to the sea.
An old crossing point known as 'The Chain' still exists for anyone wishing to wade across the estuary to Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) at low tide (ask a local to point you in the right direction). This crossing can be achieved by removing your shoes and socks and rolling up your trousers to knee level. Any other crossings on the lower Nevern Estuary near The Parrog are only advisable at its widest points at low tide.
Newport Parrog Amenities:
- Car Park
- Boat Club
- Touring Caravan Park and Camping
- Boat Ramps
- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Access
Accommodation near Newport Parrog:
The Parrog can be found by following the sign from the main A487 that runs through the center of Newport. The Parrog is also on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
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