Why this pretty seaside town is Wales’ (quieter) answer to Cornwall


Even if an A-road runs right through it, Newport feels like a slice of remote Wales redolent of a more genteel era, with its sleepy coastal vibe and high street lined with sagging stone cottages and candy-coloured Georgian townhouses. 

There’s a sprinkling of holidaymakers lingering in cafés over crushed-avocado-on-sourdough and single-origin coffees, and browsing gallery-studios awash with seascapes by local artists. Besides this, there are a handful of cosy country pubs, a couple of cracking restaurants playing up regional sourcing and foraged ingredients, and some boutiquey guesthouses. So far, so randomly special.

“A gem of a town” for family holidays is how TV presenter Gabby Logan referred…

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