New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path
This walk follows a lovely section of the Ceredigion Coast Path from New Quay to Aberaeron. It runs for just over 5 miles on an undulating path with wonderful scenery throughout. It's also a great area for wildlife with Dolphins, Seals, Chough, and Red Kites to look out for on the way.
The walk starts in New Quay next to the pier and the harbour. The popular seaside town includes a number of picturesque homes, a harbour, lovely beaches, quality restaurants and fine views over Cardigan Bay. You then follow the trail east along New Quay Bay and beach towards Pont Llanina and Little Quay Bay.
The trail then climbs to the cliff top path at Craig Ddu before passing the Afon Drywi and a waterfall and descending into Aberaeron. You can extend the walk by continuing along the coast on the Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron Walk.
New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The poet Dylan Thomas lived in New Quay from 1944-45. In the town you can pick up the Dylan Thomas trail which visits local places associated with the poet. It is thought that many locations and colourful local residents in the town became the basis of the characters in his most widely acclaimed work 'Under Milk Wood'. You can start the walk from the New Quay Tourist Office on the sea front.
Head south from New Quay along the coast path and you will soon come to the worthy village of Llangrannog. Here you'll find an excellent blue flag beach and a wonderful headland area with fine views over the bay. There's also an elevated hill fort and views of the River Hawen's waterfall in the centre of the village. In the village you can pick up the Llangrannog to Cwmtydu Walk and visit the beautiful secluded cove at Cwmtydu. The beach is a great place to look out for seals during September and October.
To continue your walking from Aberaeron you could head north east on the Llanrhystud to Aberaeron Coastal Path. This will take you to the nearby settlements of Llansantffraid and Aberarth before coming to Llanrhystud.