Newgale, Pembrokeshire

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Newgale
Welsh: Niwgwl
Newgale Beach - geograph.org.uk - 622866.jpg
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVERFORDWEST
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Newgale (Welsh: Niwgwl) is a village with a three-mile stretch of beach in the parish of Roch, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The beach is situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and has rugged coastal scenery with the path winding up and down the cliffs.

Newgale is one of over 40 Welsh 'Blue Flag' beaches, which means it has the top certification for quality, cleanliness and facilities.[1]

The beach is backed by a large pebble wall or storm beach as defence against the high tides; however, it is often breached and rocks are washed onto the main road. In the January 2014 storms the sea washed the pebble wall across the road and a large wave washed the early evening Richards Bros bus into the adjoining field.[2] Newgale is popular with holiday makers, windsurfers, surfers and canoeists throughout the summer months.

Newgale viewed from the A487 lay-by

There are two caravan parks, a camping site, some shops and a pub, The Duke of Edinburgh Inn. The surf at Newgale is good for beginners, with the waves usually backing off a bit even on large swell. Surfing is best on the rising tide.

The beach is a favourite place for the local people, who promenade on Boxing Day every year.

Many campers on lower ground experience flooding during rain in the summer months.

Newgale along with Abereiddi appeared in the music video Delerium - Silence (Featuring Sarah McLachlan) 2004 [3][4]

Newgale marks the boundary between English and Welsh-speaking Pembrokeshire, with the next beach north of Newgale being called Pen-y-Cwm.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, R., Pembrokeshire beaches fly Blue Flag Western Telegraph, 22 May 2011. Viewed 2011-10-27.
  2. ^ "Ten rescued as wave strands bus in Newgale, Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  3. ^ Silence Music Video Youtube. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  4. ^ Silence Music Video (URL). Retrieved 2007-05-18. 

Coordinates: 51°51′23″N 5°7′34″W / 51.85639°N 5.12611°W / 51.85639; -5.12611