Newport Sands

Photo: newportpembs.co.uk

Newport sands can be a great place for a whole range of water based activities.

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 is easy access onto the sand via a concrete slipway. By car a road signposted to the beach turns off the A487 on the eastern outskirts of Newport. This takes you across the Iron Bridge and on to another signposted turning. There’s a large paying car park above the beach. Please don’t park on the sand, as this creates vibrations which damage the dunes.

Site description
This popular beach on the north side of the Nevern estuary boasts a large expanse of golden sand, backed by dunes and a golf course. Swimmers, windsurfers and boats often share the water here, but it rarely gets uncomfortably crowded. Watch out for unpredictable currents in the mouth of the estuary, especially after heavy rains.

The beach is north-west facing and can feel somewhat exposed when it gets windy. However you can follow the course of the estuary round to the back of the dunes, which have been extensively restored by the National Park Authority, to find a sheltered spot. The estuary is a favourite haunt of seabirds and wading birds. Look out for herons near the Iron Bridge.

Facilities
There are toilets including facilities for the disabled. A seasonal cafe and telephone. There is a slipway and golf course. Other facilities including restaurants, pubs, shops and accommodation can be found at Newport. The beach is cleaned. 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

Large sandy beach backed by dunes, facing West. Beach wheelchair available for hire. Car park (seasonal charging), toilets, seasonal shop. Lifeguards in summer. Concrete ramp by disabled parking bays: 1:12 to 1:10 for 14 metres, then 1:8 to 1:6 for 9 metres, leading on to hard sand. Two further ramps are also used by cars: the concrete access road onto beach is 1:24 to 1:18 for 50 metres; the concrete access ramp used by cars to get off the beach is 1:10 for 15 metres, then 1:6 for 6 metres.