Parrog

Parrog

The Parrog, in Newport (Pembrokeshire), is simply a very pretty little place.  One of those we go back to again and again. 

If we fancy the smell and sound and sight of the sea…

..combined with a short stroll to take in that air, this place is usually top of our list.

Another of the beaches in Newport this is not the biggest, or prettiest of beaches in Pembrokeshire. In fact, it’s small and disappears completely when the tide is in.  But when it’s out it’s full of interesting rocks and pools.  Parking is fairly limited but free and very convenient and it makes for an easy short trip.

With public conveniences and a great café it’s got pretty good facilities though and offers great views over to Traeth Mawr.

How to get to Parrog

Parrog is near the the town of Newport in Pembrokeshire, which is about as far west as you can go in Wales.  It’s way beyond the Western end of the M4 but it’s very well signposted as you get closer.

From the East – Cardiff/Swansea
  • Take the M4 West to it’s end at Pont Abraham services and then the A48 to Carmarthen 
  • At Carmarthen take the A40 for St. Clears.
  • At the St. Clears roundabout take the second exit and stay on the A40 to Haverfordwest.
  • Follow the signs from here towards Fishguard on the A40 
  • From Fishguard follow signs for Newport
  • Drive into Newport on West Street and pass The Memorial Hall where you will see a left turn, sign-posted Parrog. 
  • Turn left onto Parrog Road and follow it right to the end, where you will see the sea straight ahead and the car park on your right.
  • Newport is approximately 23 miles from Haverfordwest (a drive of just over 40 minutes).
From the North – Aberystwyth
  • Take the A487 to Cardigan and stay on the A478 to Fishguard.
  • Drive into Newport town passing The Golden Lion, The Castle Hotel and the Royal Oak (all on your left).
  • Take the next right turn after the Royal Oak onto Parrog Road.
  • Follow Parrog Road right to the end where you will see the sea straight ahead and the car park on your right.
  • Newport is approximately 12 miles from Cardigan (a drive of approximately 23 minutes).

Parking

There is a very convenient car park at Parrog which actually overlooks the beach.

Getting here early (or late) is definitely advisable if you’re visiting at peak times.  We prefer Parrog from September to March.

Parking is free.

Where to stay near Parrog

There are lots of self catering cottages right in the Parrog itself.   There is also one of the best located campsites we’ve seen here which offers fantastic views out to sea.  Hotels, and a Youth Hostel can be found in nearby Newport which is around half a mile away.  

More information about Parrog

The old stone buildings on the left of the car park, built mid-19th century, are lime-kilns with the small red cottage probably built as the lime-burners cottage or store. 

All these buildings are listed as being important landmarks on the estuary and relics of former coastal trade. A large kiln was formerly attached to a warehouse which is now the Boat Club.

Parrog tends to be less busy than Newport beach and is a great place to start a Pembrokeshire coast path walk to Pwllgwaelod.

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