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  • Blue Flag Wales
  • Keep Wales Tidy

Beach, free entry

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Facing north east and located within the waters of Cardigan Bay, New Quay Harbour beach is backed by steep limestone cliffs and the town of New Quay. The beach is small, sandy and sheltered by the harbour wall. The coastal waters and coastal belt is designated as the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation and Aberarth, Cerreg Wylan Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), confirming the high conservation status of the area. One of Wales' most popular sailing centres, New Quay was formerly a centre for shipbuilding. The town has several shops, cafes and and range of local services. Organised excursions are available, including boat trips to see seals and dolphins which are often spotted off the coast here.

Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. Toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 25 May to 1 September 2019. Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

New Quay’s Dolau Beach is just to the west of the harbour; it lies below the main car park and close to the southern terraces of Rock Street, Marine Terrace and Lewis Terrace. Seaside Award beach. Dogs are allowed.

Traeth Gwyn is a sandy beach at the eastern end of New Quay’s sweeping bay. Dogs are allowed.

Wheelchairs available


Free entry


Aberaeron TIC


New Quay,
SA45 9PS



Plan route to New Quay Harbour, Dolau and Traeth Gwyn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 390598  Lat: 52.21321 Long: -4.35719

Turn off the A487 Aberystwyth to Cardigan road either at Llanarth onto the B4342 or at Synod Inn onto the A496.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available