Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay) (Traethgwyn / South Beach)
New Quay was once an important centre for fishing and ship building. Today it is a popular holiday resort and one of Wales’s top sailing destinations. Poet Dylan Thomas lived for a time in the village and is thought to have based some of the characters in Under Milk Wood on village locals.
Traeth Gwyn Beach stretches around New Quay Bay, from the lifeboat station all the way round to Llaina Point. The sandy beach, which offers plenty of space, especially at low tide, is backed by trees, behind which are a holiday park and caravan park.
It is used by bathers and fishermen and is a good place to stroll along, although it is advisable to check tidal tables.
There are plenty of good walks in the area, and the Ceredigion Coast Path passes close by.
Also known as:
Traethgwyn / South Beach
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round
- Good fishing
- Town centre nearby
OS grid ref.
SN 3971 5948
Parking is 5 mins walk from this beach.
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Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay) Reviews
Gorgeous Sandy Dog Friendly Beach
Tina WilbySep 26th 2023
Access can be gained via the Haven Holiday Park. If driving there, select Beach Car Park on Google Maps. It’s certainly not easy to get to if you have mobility issues as you have to walk downhill on an uneven path and it ends in a large metal staircase. It’s a gorgeous secluded sandy beach that dogs can run freely on at any time of the year. Sadly there aren’t any facilities of any kind on or around the beach, but the holiday park is only about a five minute walk back up the hill.
Great beach for dog walks
Try to time your trip to low water to enjoy the vast sweep of the bay and lots of sand, wear waterproof footwear, or none, as there are several streams that cut to the sea from the cliffs.