The walk starts at the coastal part of Newport known as the "Parrog" for that is where the township's first settlement was. The houses along the sea front, to the west of the old port area, date back to the 19th Century when Newport was an important trading harbour and where many fine sailing ships were built. Some of these ships have been recorded as taking early settlers to North America. Newport town is 0.5 miles inland from the coast path with a range of accommodation including youth hostel. The National Park Information Centre is at Newport. The coast-path circumvents Dinas Island rising to 142 metres at Dinas Head from which you can view striking cliff scenery and bird life and with luck seals. You will pass a hamlet located at a picturesque cove on the south-eastern side of the Dinas Island -Cwm-yr-Eglwys (valley of the Church). The hamlet takes its name from the ruined church by the beach and is a popular beauty spot with car park and toilets. There is a wheelchair accessible path from Cwm-yr-Eglwys to Pwllgwaelod, the walk ends at Pwllgwaelod, a hamlet with a large car park, toilets and refreshments.