Croeso i Geinewydd Yng Gorllewin Cymru, or for non Welsh speakers, welcome to New Quay, West Wales. A favourite haunt of notable writer Dylan Thomas, who wrote some of his best poems and plays while living in the area, New Quay has everything you’d expect from a traditional British seaside town, and a whole lot more.
As you’d expect, the town is very proud of its literary connections, and actively promotes them through the ‘Dylan Thomas Trail, one of a collection of walks available in and around New Quay. The town also links up with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path heading either to the South of New Quay, or to the North, which covers the Dyfi National Nature Reserve.
Going back to nature, can also involve leaving dry land too, as New Quay sits in the Cardigan Bay area, and is a great place to spot Bottlenose Dolphins, on one of the Dolphin Spotting Trips that leave from the harbour. You may even be lucky enough to spot one of the bays frequent visitors as well, which have in the past included species of Harbour Porpoise, Basking Sharks, and Leatherback Turtles.
Marine life, gives way to flora, fauna, and the local bird population along the coast, with the Red Kite, Choughs, alpine like plants, and rock pool inhabitants such as crabs, seaweed, and molluscs, calling New Quay and Cardigan Bay their home.
Head back into New Quay or Cardigan and you’ll find a host of attractions for all the family to enjoy. The area surrounding New Quay is home to a gold mine, a silver mine, and the largest Bee Farm in Wales, while the beautiful Devils Bridge Waterfalls are also within reach. Although small, New Quay does host a number of events too, including a Seafood Festival. Cardigan also hosts a number of events, including a Walking Festival, and has a few tourist hotspots in the town. These include the Welsh Wildlife Centre and an outdoor activity centre.
If this isn’t enough, then the wider Cardigan Bay area also provides a number of good options for day trips or afternoons out. You may want to check out attractions like the National Library Of Wales, the Vale of Rheidol Railway, or the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm.
The other pages on this site will look at New Quay, Cardigan, and the bay area in more detail, and give further information on points of interest for tourists. There are also some details about the accommodation options in both towns, and the surrounding countryside, which will suit many different tastes.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you to visit this area of West Wales, then maybe the fact that it’s easily accessible by road, rail, and bus will help you make the decision to plan a visit. If you want to get away from it all, and enjoy all the Welsh coastline has to offer, New Quay can deliver!