Newport, Pembrokeshire is a town set on a small estuary, with a choice of beaches, shops and plenty of places to eat.
It is on the main road between Fishguard and Cardigan. The road narrows through a small crush of cottages, slung along one street. There are pubs and restaurants, shops and galleries, the hint of a high street off to one side. You might easily drive on to find somewhere bigger.
It has a small supermarket, but also a fantastic butcher, fishmonger and deli. Cnapan is a longstanding Welsh foodie favourite. The Golden Lion is a rollicking locals’ pub that does classy gastropub food, elsewhere, there’s no-nonsense pub nosh and Indian takeaway.
There are plenty of little coves on the town side of the river, in the part known as Parrog. Traeth Mawr - ‘Big Beach’- the mile-long sands that lie just across the River Nevern. It’s an easy wade/swim
A favourite hike is up the small mountain that looms behind Newport: Carn Ingli, the mountain of angels, which has the remains of an Iron Age village and stunning views.