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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

Ceredigion dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Town centre nearby

Nearest town

New Quay


SA45 9SH

OS grid ref.

SN 3971 5948


Parking is 5 mins walk from this beach.

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Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay) Reviews

Great beach for dog walks

Jan 06th 2022

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.

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