Walk the Wales Coast Path from Aberaeron to Cei Newydd / New Quay

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Route Summary:

A short section of the Wales Coast Path from Aberaeron to New Quay.

Distance: 9.4 km

Ascent: 244 m

Time: 8 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Aberaeron to Ceinwydd / New Quay


Plenty of facilities can be found at either end.

Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Keeping Safe on the Wales Coast Path,  Navigation and the Gear and Equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport:

The T5 Trawscambria runs an hourly service between Aberystwyth and Fishguard / Abergwaun and all the main towns and villages in betweeen , making walking the Ceredigion section using public transport a feasible option. The timetable and map can be seen here.

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Businesses  on this section of the Wales Coast Path: 

Walk the Wales Coast Path from Aberaeron to Cei Newydd / New Quay Details

The Wales Coast Path from Aberaeron continues on the former Ceredigion Coast Path towards Cei Newydd or New Quay. This is a shorter section, which makes logistics easier if you wanted a shorter previous or following day.

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Aberaeron to Cei Newydd / New Quay

Aberaeron, with it’s colourful houses, is one of the most instantly recognisable places in wales. Aberaeron was planned and built from 1805 onward by the Rev. Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne as a harbour and port, with a thriving shipbuilding industry. It’s now a popular tourist resort, with plenty of eateries and pubs to choose from. From Aberaeron, the Wales Coast Path heads south along high cliffs towards the holiday village at Gilfach-yr-Halen. It continues in the same vein, not quite getting as high as the previous section from Aberystwyth but still high enough from the shore to provide a lofty walk with extensive views.

The trail finally descends towards Traeth Llanina, with the beaches becoming sandy again. The beach continues on to the town of Cei Newydd or New Quay. Similar to Aberaeron, it was constructed in the early 19th Century as a port with significant shipbuilding, and subsequently developed into a tourist resort. The town also has links with the famous welsh poet; Dylan Thomas. He lived here during the mid 1940s in a bunglalow called  Majoda and New Quay is thought to have been the inspiration for the fictional village of Llareggub in Under Milk Wood.

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