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A Seaside Symphony: Walking the Wales Coastal Path from Newport Beach to Poppit Sands

November 2023

This journey is a symphony of nature, culture, and tranquillity so lace up your boots, breathe in the sea air, and let the path enchant you with its coastal magic. Walking a stretch of the stunning Wales Coastal path is a highlight of any holiday here at Trenewydd Farm and although parts of it can be quite challenging, the absolutely outstanding view will soothe any aching limbs or sore feet. The stretch from Newport Sands to Ceibwr Bay is glorious, and getting a lift to Newport and walking back is a great way to do it (there are local taxis available, or we'll give lifts if we can).

Make sure you have water and refreshments with you as you head up from the car park at Newport, as there is nowhere to stop once you're underway. As the path unfolds, it reveals panoramic views of Newport Sands so make sure to look back as you climb the cliffs - as you can see, even on a lovely blue-sky day, the sandy Pembrokeshire beaches are not at all crowded.

There are plenty of places to stop along the way, a perfect backdrop for a peaceful picnic. Some of the highest cliffs in Pembrokeshire are along this stretch so it really does have the best views. Keep an eye out for dolphins, grey atlantic seals, and seabirds.

A highlight of this walk is when you arrive at Pwll y Wrach, or Witches Cauldron, close to the finish at Ceibwr Bay. This is a chasm in the cliff formed by a collapsed cave, formed along a fault where the sea has gradually eroded the sandstones and shale and the water is a vibrant green. You can take a dip in the sea here, but do watch out for seal pups around September time.

You might see people from a local company such as Cardigan Bay Active kayaking or coasteering along this section, but that's an adventure for another day!

Ceibwr Bay was once the port which served nearby Moylegrove village and the surrounding area, and you'll see the remains of a ruined lime kiln here too. There is a lovely stone bridge you can sit and rest on, and shallow water for paddling or just taking off your shoes and socks to cool your feet.

Follow the path up to Penrallt Garden Centre where you can either get picked up, or walk back to Trenewydd from there. Once back, have a refreshing dip in the pool then jump in your hot tub for a well deserved relax!


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