The Cwm at Newport, Pembrokeshire.
A small pebble beach and old lifeboat station.
Situated right on the mouth of the Nevern Estuary, The Cwm (Valley in English and also known as Cwm Dewi) is a small inlet with pebbles and sand making up a pleasant secluded beach. The Cwm is west of The Parrog and on the opposite side of the River to Traeth Mawr (Newport Sands).
There is an old lifeboat station at The Cwm, which is now a private residence. The station had a short life whilst in use and was abandoned in 1895 only eleven years after its construction.Photograph ©2011 Philip Elmes
The Cwm can prove to be a navigational boating nightmare to those unaccustomed to the sandbar and the currents it produces in the mouth of The River Nevern. Swimming here on an out going tide can also be dangerous.
Near to the Cwm along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (heading west) there are old slate quarries which are now disused. They can only be accessed by boat or on foot by the brave at low tide by wading through the seaweed at the base of the cliffs.
Accommodation near The Cwm:
To get to the Cwm, make your way to The Parrog (sign posted off the main road through Newport) then follow the coastal path signs west along the Quay Wall. Keep going, passing all the houses on your left-hand side, and you will eventually arrive at The Cwm.