"Newport, Pembrokeshire" Pembrokeshire Coast National Park by ranger49

....or "Newport Pembs" as it is often described.

There are two Newports in South Wales within little more than 100 miles of each other - Newport, Gwent and Newport, Pembs.
Apart from the fact that they are both situated on an estuary they could not be more different.

My husband was born in the former but discovered Newport Pembs on a family holiday when he was still a teenager - and was keen to introduce me to this beautiful part of the world.

On my first visit I fell in love with the little town, the beautiful coast and countryside. It was like stepping back in time -- such an unhurried pace of life, real shops, no neon lights, glorious scenery.
I was hooked immediately!

Within the last decade there has been an influx of second home buyers - which has not been altogether to the advantage of the local economy. House prices of village homes have been pushed beyond the reach of many first time buyers but some newcomers have brought opportunities for new business with them so there is a bit of "swings and roundabouts "

The coast lies with the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Path and attracts visititors from near and far. Newport Beach with its expansive sands is popular with children and their families, riders and walkers. And the estuary and Bay provide opportunities for a bit of lazy mackerel fishing or for more energetic water sports !

For more information about the village see
http://www.newport-pembs.co.uk/

  • Intro Updated Aug 31, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    What a beautiful coastline photo Barbara! Pentre Ifan - Mystical land of ancient stones look so interesting! Nice page!

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    This looks like a nice area, I love this rugged coast!

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Hi Barbara, a lovely page, I enjoyed reading your tips so much! The Iron Age fort sounds very interesting, and it is nice to see some new and older photos of the region!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    I enjoyed reading your tips on this pleasant looking area. And I agree wholeheartedly with your sensible remarks on respecting the Welsh (or whichever) language and respecting the right of people to speak in their own tongue among themselves.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Lovely Page! What a nice location the Newport golf club Hotel is in, and what a great deal you got! The old village looks very interesting too!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    The thousands of years history here is fascinating and you did a nice job of making comments and providing pictures.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    Great new tips here, the hotel is a real gem and what a bargain!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    very nice page. the coastline there looks really amazing.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Great new Hotel tip, and the other tips are interesting too. The Pentre Ifan is fascinating, and estuary looks so calm. Great photos.

  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    It is a lovely place, i would really like to visit again. I hope you enjoy the Golf Club

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