What to do

Walking from the cottage

The 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path, recently voted the third best of the world’s top 10 walks, runs through Newport’s boundaries and is only a short walk from the cottage. It is a paradise for walkers, naturalists, photographers and birdwatchers.

The Preseli hills and Carn Ingli mountain lying to the rear of the town, are accessible by foot and provide stunning views of the bay and its surroundings.

The safe, sandy and dog friendly beach of Newport Sands takes about half an hour on foot via the Nevern estuary, a haven for birdlife. Alternatively, take the car for the short drive.

The Parrog – the old port, now housing the boat club and the place to go for rock pools, fishing and boating.

Newport is the home to award winning restaurants, as well as a variety of cafes, bistros and pubs. It has a good range of shops and facilities , including a bakery, butchers, fishmongers, delicatessen, craft shops, post office and bank.


  • Canoeing/kayaking on the estuary and around the coast
  • Golf at Newport Golf Club to the rear of Newport Sands
  • Riding and cycling in the Preseli Hills


  • Pentre Ifan – ancient burial chamber
  • Castell Henllys – iron age hill fort
  • St Brynach Church, Nevern

Further afield

Explore the Gwaun Valley, take a sightseeing boat trip from Solva, or go wildlife watching around the islands of Ramsey and Grassholm. Visit the blue flag beach at Poppit Sands or the cathedral at St Davids, the smallest city in Europe.