Newport Parrog

Newport Parrog is great for boating, fishing and kayaking.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Newport by bike with a Sustrans route passing through the village. It is also a National cycle hub so please check out the cycling link below for further info. The beach here is next to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. There’s a car park above the beach, from which a wheelchair accessible path runs along the coast for 0.7km. Access to the beach is via steps or slipway. By car, follow the A487 as Newport straddles the Fishguard-Cardigan road. There’s a signposted turning to the Parrog, leading off the main road near the centre of town.

Site description
Newport has two beaches, separated by the estuary of the River Nevern (Afon Nyfer in Welsh). The Parrog is the beach nearest to town. It’s more sheltered than Newport Sands but less suitable for sunbathing and swimming, with unpredictable currents. Founded in Norman times, Newport was a busy trading port and shipbuilding centre from the 16th to early 20th centuries. The Parrog had several cargo warehouses, one of which is now the Boat Club. There’s also a limekiln and, beside it, the kiln-keeper’s cottage. Newport and its surroundings are steeped in history and well worth exploring. A wheelchair accesible path runs from the Parrog car park.

Facilities
There are toilets and a cafe, a boat club, moorings and slipway launching. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Newport beautiful and use the facilities provided.

Byelaws
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Location


Details

Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Access

Beach with sand, silt and pebbles, facing North. Car park, toilets and café. Shops in centre of Newport. Paved and concrete ramp near the boat club: 1:6 to 1:5 for 10 metres. Dangerous and unpredictable currents. See Newport Parrog and Newport Town walks in this guide for paths in both directions from car park.