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New Quay Harbour

New Quay Harbour

New Quay Harbour

Beach, free entry

New Quay,
SA45 9PS


New Quay’s Harbour Beach has stunning golden sands to rival any and has become a favourite for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. New Quay’s other beaches are Dolau & Traeth Gwyn. New Quay was once a thriving port, shipbuilding and fishing centre, although it has recently become a very popular destination for seaside holidays. It is also one of the best spots in Ceredigion to see bottlenose dolphins and is home to a marine wildlife centre.

New Quay’s harbour is a sheltered, safe haven for pleasure craft and fishing boats. The annual Cardigan Bay Regatta usually takes place in August, and dates back to the 1870s with sailing and dinghy competitions as well as inshore swimming and rowing events.

The area is also renowned for frequent sightings of bottlenose dolphins and Dolphin Survey Boat Trips and Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips depart from the harbour to explore the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast.

Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. Toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 26 May to 2 September 2018. 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.


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New Quay,
SA45 9PS

Location and nearby places


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

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