The Beach and the UK's only Coastal National Park provides some of the finest coastal locations in Pembrokeshire and is a short walk from the apartment. The long stretch of sandy beach provides a choice of swimming, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. The estuary offers an alternative playground for those learning to windsurf, with fishing occupying various stretches of the river and many difference species of birdlife. There is a wide choice of beautiful coastal, woodland, river and scenic walks across open moorland. Bikes and ponies are available for day hire. Nearby there are numerous sheltered picturesque coves with sandy beaches.
The following are a small selection of very many sporting activities available in Newport or a short distance away. Newport bay is ideal for swimming, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.
Activity Centre - Cenarth - Paint Ball and Outdoor Laser Combat, Pentrecagal, Cenarth. Tel. 01559 371 621
Boating and Watersports- Scuba Diving,
Main Street, GoodwickTel 01348 874752
Voyages of Discovery 01437 721 911 Thousand Island Expeditions at St. Davids Tel 01437 721721 or 721686 Fishing trips available from Goodwick.
Cinema at Cardigan Theatre Mwldan Two screens with excellent cafe facilities. Other events are also held during the year. Tel 01239 621200.
Clay Pigeon Shooting at Newcastle Emlyn
Fishing Llysfran Reservoir and Country Park, near Rosebush. The Reservoir offers the largest game fishing venue in West Wales and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Fly fishing is only available from boats and tuition is provided. Fishing available either from the bank or from boats. Mottor boats available for hire for one or two anglers. D Tel. 01437 532273 or 532694. Telephone prior to visit
Flying Haverfordwest has its own airfield and helicopter flights are available from £25.00. Helicharter Wales Tel. 01437 779944 and Haverfordwest Flight Centre Tel. 01437 760 822
Golf - Newport Links Golf Course (18 holes) adjoins Dormy House and is one of a numbr of good golf courses in the area. Golf Courses listed by region
Golf - Cardigan Golf Club (18 holes) Approximately 20 minutes from Dormy House Tel 01239 621775
Go-Karting at Letterston. Tel. 01348 840447
Music Events at Rhosygilwen Nr Cilgerren
Riding at Crymych Tel. 01239 891 262
Swimming Pool (25 meter) and Fitness Centre - Fishguard/Goodwick - Excellent Swimming Pool with Gym Facilities - could be busy in school holidays) Tel. 01348 874514. Tourist information is also available at the facilities and it is understood that sailing and windsurfing tuition is also provided.
Tennis Courts available for visitors in Newport.
Theme Park - Oakwood Park about one hour away Canaston Bridge, Narbeth. Tel. 01834 891376/01834 861889
Walking - Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - A few minutes walk from Dormy House.
Recommended Walks and Beaches to Visit
Preseli Hills. There are many wonderful and exhilarating walks on the Preseli Hills offering an abundance of ponies and spectacular views in every direction.
Dinas Head The coastal walk around Dinas Head is a favourite walk especially when the bluebells are in abundance. A must!
Pwllgwallod and Cwm-yr-eglwys The walk between these two bays makes a lovely level walk. Approximately 15 minutes each way.
Bridge to Parrog and beyond The footpath on the town side of the bridge along the estuary takes you to Parrog where you can continue onwards along the waters edge and up over the cliff tops along the coastal path. If you prefer, you can take the left turn at Parrog, back into Newport.
Berry Hill Farm to Nevern A very favourite and special walk is along the footpath adjoining Berry Hill Farm (leaving Newport Sands, heading towards Newport, Berry Hill is the farm on the left hand side just before the estuary bridge) The walk is especially pretty, along the winding river and up over the fields to Nevern. Nevern is a picturesque riverside setting with the church of St. Brynach which is well worth a visit. There is also a local pub.
Other Beaches to Visit: Ceibwr Bay, Mwynt close to Cardigan and Whitesands Beach St. Davids. Pembrokeshire has some of the best beaches in Britain.