New Quay Beach West Wales

New Quay (West Wales)

  • 13 Miles (25 minute drive) from our hotel in Tresaith
  • 11 mile walk via the coast path from Tresaith to New Quay
  • 3 Beaches – Harbour Beach, Dolau Beach &  Traeth Gwyn
  • Dogs allowed – All year on Dolau Beach & Traeth Gwyn, Harbour Beach 1st October to 30th April
  • Sheltered beaches – Harbour beach has golden sand, water sports facilities and a safe bathing area.
  • Lifeguards – Summer months
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Cafes, Pubs, Chip Shops, Pizza, Clothes Shops, Surf Shop, Gift Shops
  • On the Wales Coast Path

New Quay West Wales offers three beautiful beaches, all of which are quite different. The main and most popular beach for visitors is Harbour Beach, tucked down below the town and protected from the harbour wall, Harbour beach offers a beautiful Blue Flag award beach with soft golden white sand, clear water, safe bathing areas, water sports and a shop on the beach. New Quay beach is patrolled by Lifeguards in the summer months, checkout their Beach Safety Information and their daily news board on the slip for any hazards, sea conditions or weather warnings.

New Quay beach is just a 25 minute drive from the hotel. Simply head up to the main road A487 and head north towards Aberystwyth until you reach the village and junction of Synod Inn. From here, take a left and stay on this road all the way down into New Quay. 

Parking in New Quay West Wales – There are 3 main car parks, two are at the top of New Quay before you start going down into the village (Doctors Surgery & Fire Station a bit further round), and one is right in the village, just above Dolau beach. All car parks are pay and display. The two top car parks do involve a fairly steep walk down to the beach front, but it really is worth it.

Dolphins Tresaith - Bryn Berwyn
Cardigan Bay Dolphins – New Quay

New Quay beach is a very popular tourist spot, so it can be very busy in Summer. One of the big attractions are the various boat trips from the harbour, and in particular the Bottle Nose Dolphin sightseeing boat trips Book with Sea Mor.  New Quay is also very popular for water sports with kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing sessions available.

New Quay has a fantastic selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways. Some are open all year round, but others are seasonal so it’s worth checking first if you’re planning a visit in the Winter months. Choose from excellent sea food restaurants, Indian, pub food, coffee shops, ice cream, chips, pasties and more. Most enjoy fantastic views over the bay and takeaway food can be enjoyed on the harbour.

Dogs are allowed on Dolau beach (left beach) all year, but between May 1 and September 30, dogs are prohibited from Harbour beach between the Pier and Penpolion. They can however go on the far right side after high tide, and on to Traeth Gwyn where dogs will have a mile long stretch to run . Dog waste bins can be found in the car parks and a fresh water tap is available for use at the shelter and toilet block. And as a passionate Dog Friendly Hotel in West Wales, don’t worry about your dogs getting sandy, we have outside dog washing facilities available.

The Wales Coast Path passes through New Quay, with entrance/exits back onto the path at the Black Lion to the North, and the Fish Factory to the South. Walkers will stop here for much needed food and drink before carrying on to Aberaeron (North) or Llangrannog (South).

New Quay is an absolute must if you’re staying in West Wales.

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