The Parrog, Newport Pembrokeshire

Old Port, beach and 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. The Boat Club also now has a non members bar.

View of the Parrog and Newport Boat Club

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. Situated at the entrance to the camp site is Morawelon Cafe which has ice creams, drinks and a varied menu for lunches etc..

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.

Sunset view of the Parrog and Newport Sands

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 external link) towards the east.

Boats moored at Newport Parrog

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
  • Toilets
  • Cafe
  • Boat Club
  • Touring Caravan Park and Camping
  • Boat Ramps
  • Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Access
  • Cafe/Restaurant

Accommodation near Newport Parrog:

Directions:
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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