South Beach (New Quay) (Dolau Beach)

New Quay is a bustling harbour town whose character and lovely beaches attract plenty of visitors in summer.  Seals and dolphins are known to live in the bay and wildlife-watching boat trips depart regularly from the harbour in peak season.

South Beach is at the southern end of the wide stretch of sand below the harbour.  It is close to the lifeboat station and the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre. 

There are pay-for car parks in the village, and also on the village outskirts, for busy times. 

Places to eat, drink, shop and stay can be found in the village.

Also known as:

Dolau Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Ceredigion dog friendly beaches »


  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

New Quay


SA45 9PS

OS grid ref.

SN 3902 5998


Parking is a short walk from this beach.

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