Newport Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
On the North Pembrokeshire Coast.
With cliffs and a sheltered inlet, Newport Bay is a great summer destination for families, beach sport enthusiasts and boaters.
There is ample space for windsurfing, kayaking and sailing in the bay with many small coves and caves to explore and with six beaches all within four miles of each other, there is ample space for relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Newport Sands is the largest of the six beaches. The other beaches being The Parrog, The Cwm, Aber-Rhigian, Aber Forest and Cwm Yr Eglwys.
Sheltered by Dinas Head and Morfa Head, Newport Bay is also a very picturesque setting. During the summer the sun sets smack bang in the middle of the two headlands and provides some great photo opportunities for professionals and amateurs alike.
There are plenty of good fishing spots, both from rocks and out in the bay. The kids can have a great time exploring the rock pools which can be found by heading west from The Parrog at Newport or a day spent crabbing from the quay walls behind Newport Boat Club usually goes down a treat with them too.
Photograph ©2011 Philip Elmes
Legends tell of Pirate ships in the mist and caves of hidden booty at Newport Bay, long forgotten rum houses along the quay walls at The Parrog in Newport and of caves that lead to Newport Castle from the base of the cliffs.
During the 1980's a hidden room buried in a beach at one of the coves north of Newport Sands was discovered with hoards of inflatable boats, engines and radio equipment inside of it. Beware ye all, there be pirates in these waters!
Wildlife to look out for:
- Swans, common egrets, gulls, oyster catchers
- Salmon, sewin, mullet, trout, flat fish, mackerel, pollock, dog fish, crabs, lobsters
- Porpoises, dolphins, seals, baskin sharks
Newport Bay Amenities:
- Car Parks
- Ice Cream Shops
- Surf Club
- Safe Swimming Zone
- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Access
Accommodation near Newport Bay:Map showing location of beaches at Newport Bay.
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