New Quay North


New Quay North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

One of Wales’ most popular sailing centres, and formerly a centre for shipbuilding. Well supplied with cafes and eateries. Organised excursions available, including seal watching on boat trips to Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation.


Sailing and boating are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

There are frequent sightings of bottlenose dolphins within this section of the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (The New Quay Dolphin Monitoring Group Website). The beach is also part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast. The coastal path runs past the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at New Quay North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Parking available in the town or close to the harbour. There is a charge for parking.

Dog restrictions


Dog restrictions apply.

Beach cleaning

No current information