The picturesque town of Newport is a haven for walkers, artists, locals, watersport enthusiasts and tourists. It has a range of attractions that make it an enticing place to visit and to live. It sits alongside the River Nevern, which ends its journey here, forming an estuary as it sweeps into the Irish sea. There is a complex of nearby beaches to the centre of Newport. There is the quaint fishing village of Parrog, which is an easy walk from the town centre and acted as the area’s port in the 18th Century. Nearby is Newport Sands (Traeth Mawr) which is a mile long sandy stretch of idyllic beach. A short drive away you’ll find Cwm-Yr-Eglwys beach at Dinas head, this can also be accessed along the Coastal Way path.
Sitting some 11 miles south west of Cardigan and around 25 miles north of Haverfordwest, Newport is situated in the scenic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which was established in 1952, to protect the landscape from development. Which makes for beautiful, wild and unkempt surroundings to this traditional fishing port. In the distance is the backdrop of the Presli Mountains with the mountain of Carningli the closest to town. The popular walk to the summit is always high on the agenda, for locals and tourists alike. The views from the top, over the surrounding landscape, are spectacular and on a clear day you can even see as far as the Irish coastline and the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales.
Pembrokeshire is steeped in history, myths and legend and Newport has its fair share. The Celts inhabited the land from the Stone Ages and beyond. There are remnants from the Ages dotted all over the National Park from the Neolithic tomb of Carreg Coetan to the Iron Age village of Castell Henllys. In the 12th Century the Norman William FitzMartin arrived and established Newport town around a castle and the town became a prominent port in the centuries to follow. In the 1500s Newport had a thriving pottery industry and is, in fact, home to the only intact example of a medieval pottery kiln in Britain.
The town itself is home to an array of amenities and is popular throughout the year, for days out, by locals and visitors to the region. Pottering around the streets of the town you can find plenty to do and see. There are craft shops, galleries and museums. There are also a whole host of places to drink and eat, which are full of character and beautiful views.