Walk New Quay to Aberaeron

Cardigan and New Quay, Aberaeron - OS Explorer Map Sheet 198

Walk information

Map: Explorer 198 Cardigan, New Quay, Aberaeron
Distance 10.5 km (6.5 miles)
Approximate Time 4.5 hours

Coast Walk New Quay to Aberaeron

Description Coast path, woodland and fantastic views. NB Check the tide.

Start The walk starts at the jetty by New Quay harbour

  1. At low tide, follow the beach till Llanina and Cei Bach Beach where you turn inland to meet up with the alternative high tide route from New Quay at Pont Llanina car park.
  2. At high tide follow Glanmor Terrace parallel to the beach uphill to just below  the Black Lion Inn and turn left to follow the lane till it meets the B4342 and left to Brongwyn Lane. If the tide allows, a lane to your left connects with the beach, if not follow the road and turn left when signposted to Llania and Pont Llanina car park.
  3. Pont Llanina car park follow the well marked path to a T junction, bear right through old farmyard and path climbs first through woods then spectacular open views of Cardigan Bay.
  4. Craig Ddu The coast path rises to Craig Ddu before levelling off to approach Gilfach Holiday Village. Pass through via the stone stile and across a bridge before continuing through a field, follow the fence then diagonally.
  5. Aberaeron Enjoy the views as you continue along the coast path to arrive in Aberaeron below the yacht club from where a wooden bridge takes you to Aberaeron harbour and town.
  6. Return to New Quay by bus from the high street, or if you have enough daylight and energy left, follow the walk in reverse


Maps for Exploring Cardigan Bay and Ceredigion Coast Path can be found by clicking here

landranger 145 map for Cardigan Bay
Note: OS Maps – Explorer maps scale 1:25,000 are used mainly for walking. Landranger maps scale 1:50,000 are better suited for planning a visit to Cardigan Bay. If you prefer the Landranger please choose this map. Cardigan and Mynydd Preseli – OS Landranger Map Sheet 145