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The historic town of Newport stands near the mouth of the River Nevern and it has two beaches – one on each side of the estuary. The Parrog is on the Southern side, nearest to the town, and although it is sheltered, the unpredictable currents around the river here make swimming dangerous. Newport Sands (or Traeth Mawr – Big Beach) is almost a mile of flat sand stretching across the bay below Newport Golf Course, and it provides a safe and popular place to swim with summer lifeguard cover.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path can be joined from Newport, and it is possible to see seals at almost any time of year. Dolphins and porpoises are often in the bay, and in the summer months, large groups or ‘pods’ can sometimes be seen in the waters close to shore. The cliffs around Newport abound with bird life and attract bird-watchers during the summer months. There is a wheelchair-accessible path from the Parrog car park, which runs along the coast for 0.7km and access to the beach is easy with no steps or cliffs.

Dogs are allowed year-round, but please be considerate to other beach users and remember you must always clean up after your dog.

Awards: Newport Sands has Seaside Award (Rural).

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