Newport Parrog/Aberrhigian

Short Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 3.2 miles (5.1 km) 1 hour 30 minutes.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Newport T5 (wheelchair accessible), Poppit Rocket 405 * (seasonal, not wheelchair accessible).
CHARACTER: Cliff edge, wooded valley, 400 m on trunk road verge.
LOOK OUT FOR: Aberrhigian cove, views and disused sea cliff quarries.

Visit one of the region’s most important historical trading towns, and check out one of its popular beaches.

Newport itself has a Norman Castle, some interesting eighteenth and nineteenth century houses, and two beaches – Newport Sands and Newport Parrog – separated by the river Nyfer.

Newport Sands is a wellknown windsurfing beach, but the Parrog, although more sheltered than Newport Sands, is a muddier beach with some dangerous currents.

From the sixteenth to the early twentieth century Newport was an important trading and shipbuilding centre and the Parrog formerly had several warehouses (one survives as the Boat Club).

There’s excellent fishing for bass and sea trout in the waters of the estuary. Aberrhigian is a sheltered cove at the head of Cwm Rhigian, a wooded river valley – so look out for woodland birds.

Find this Walk

Grid ref: SN043398


  • Take great care when on the Coast Path
  • Stay on the path and away from cliff edges
  • Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing
  • Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions
  • Always supervise children and dogs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them