The Beach Guide

Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay) (Traethgwyn)

Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay) - Ceredigion

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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.

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Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Town centre nearby

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New Quay


SA45 9SH

OS grid ref.

SN 3971 5948

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