New Quay is a picturesque seaside town on the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales. Its golden sandy beaches and sheltered harbour make New Quay a delight to visit at any time of year.
History of New Quay
New Quay was once a flourishing shipbuilding centre and
fishing port. The miles of secluded coves around New Quay provided ideal
hiding places in the less salubrious but probably more profitable trade
of smuggling spirits and tobacco.
Today the small local fishing and pleasure craft still come and go in the sheltered bay.
New Quay's beaches extend in a golden arc around the bay and are ideal for relaxing and strolling by the sea.
Enjoy a walk along the front to the end of the Quay and watch the boats sail by. Or sit in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and see the dolphins
Bottlenose DolphinsThe Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen swimming and diving as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay. For a great view of these beautiful creatures stand at the end of the Quay, Even better take one of Winston Evans Boat Trips to explore the full delights of the Cardigan Bay Marine Heritage Coast.
Dylan ThomasA recently published book by David Thomas 'Dylan Thomas A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow’ published by Seren, sets out an impressive case in favour of New Quay being the real life inspiration for Llareggub. Also try 'The Dylan Thomas Trail' by David N Thomas published by Y Lolfa which includes many walks around New Quay following the steps of the great poet.
Dylan Thomas lived in New Quay during 1944/45 and many of the characters and indeed New Quay itself, is thought to be the basis for his famous play for voices Undermilkwood
Walking Ceredigion Coastal Path
See the Walking pages on this site for more information on walking around Cardigan Bay. There is a lovely coastal walk from New Quay to Cwm Tydu and using the bus it is possible to do this just one way.
The beaches of New Quay - yes more than one! are a fantastic place to
watch dolphins, play in small boats or just realx and listen to the gulls.
Accommodation around New Quay
- Neuadd Farm Holiday Cottages Self Catering
- Ty Hen Holiday Cottages Self Catering
- Four Seasons Self Catering
- Romantic Garden Cottage Self Catering
- Nanternis Farm Holiday Cottages Self Catering