Holidays in Newport, Pembrokeshire

Dolawel Cottage is situated in Newport, known as the ‘quiet hero’ of Pembrokeshire, desirable to families, couples, beach-lovers & food-lovers alike, a coastal town in North Pembrokeshire steeped in history with it’s own privately owned Norman Castle.

Local Amenities

The thriving town of Newport has a growing number of gift shops, galleries, butchers, cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from all within 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Within the town you will find a community run information centre and library, doctors surgery, chemist, post office, children’s play park, 2 x public tennis courts, bike hire, golf club and even it’s own medieval pottery kiln!

With an abundance of eateries from fine dining in Llys Meddyg to takeaway pizzas at The Canteen, Newport has become a foodie’s paradise in recent years. There are so many activities within the area, here are just a few to choose from…


Pembrokeshire has over 50 beaches along this 186 mile coastline. Local to Newport is TraethMawr (Big Beach - and it is!) its a mile and a half of wide sandy dog-friendly beach. A 5 minutes stroll from the cottage is The Parrog, an old harbour with a small sand / shingle beach there you'll find the Newport Boat Club and Morawelon cafe. More local beaches to explore are Pwllgwaelod and Cwm yr Eglwys, just a short drive away.


There are hundreds of cycle routes in the Pembrokeshire area, some of which experienced off road trail bikers will enjoy, like the undulating hills of the local Preseli mountain range. There are plenty of routes for families to enjoy too such as Llys y Fran Reservoir & Country Park or the many rides found in local guide books in the area. Bikes can be hired from the Carningli Antiques Centre in Newport.


Pembrokeshire is home to the only Coastal National Park in the U.K. with 186 miles of coast path to explore and the spectacular scenery of the Preseli mountains on the doorstep, Newport is a walker's paradise. The ‘Poppit Rocket’ bus runs along the coast in the summer months, a bonus when planning walking routes. From the cottage you can hike up the local mountain, ‘Carningli’, translated as ‘Angel Mountain’, the summit offers 360 degree views of the North Pembrokeshire coast.

Eating Out

Despite its small size, Newport has a huge selection of eateries to satisfy the most avid palate. The town has several cafe’s to choose from such as Tide’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Blas at Fronlas, The Canteen, Pwnc, all with a delicious array of goodies to tempt you.

The local pubs and restaurants have such varied menus, you’ll really be spoilt for choice, while away the hours in the restaurant at The Golden Lion or grab a takeaway curry from The Royal Oak. Indulge in a spot of fine dinng at Llys Meddyg or sit by the fire with Sunday lunch at The Castle Inn then visit the Llwyngwair Arms for some real ale.


A ten minute drive from Dolawel cottage, you will find Newport Links Golf Club, golfers of all standards are more than welcome at this 18 hole golf course, you don’t need to be a member to enjoy the stunning views across Newport Bay from all aspects of this well kept course. Cat Rock Cafe is situated within the golf club and is the perfect retreat to sample a delicious lunch after your game, with uninterrupted views towards Dinas Head.


There are numerous fishing opportunities, local to Newport, whether taking a boat trip to catch mackerel or enjoying the tranquillity of the river Nevern, hoping to find some sea trout. Children can also get involved with local crabbing from the rocks around the Parrog. A short drive takes you to the breakwater at Goodwick, Fishguard, another great spot for sea fishing.

Fun Days Out

There are plenty of family-friendly attractions in Pembrokeshire. You can travel back in time and visit Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort or visit the lions and penguins at Folly Farm. You can ride the waves and have a surf lesson at Newgale beach or a paddle board session in Fishguard. Why not enjoy some coasteering fun at the 'Blue Lagoon' at Abereiddy or take to the waves and go dolphin spotting in one of the many boat trips at Newquay.

Excited about visiting Newport?

Simply book your stay at Dolawel Cottage here or get in touch if you have further questions about activities in the area.

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