New Quay was once a thriving fishing and smuggling port which later developed a flourishing shipbuilding industry. Today it is a popular seaside holiday destination in the breathtaking Cardigan Bay, well known for dolphin spotting boat trips and watersports, as well as its Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning beaches. The picturesque West Wales town has many shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a heritage centre and marine wildlife centre. Cardigan Bay has one of Europe's largest semi-resident populations of bottlenose dolphins and they are regularly seen swimming and diving in and around the harbour as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay. If this sounds like an ideal place for your holiday then please take a look at our holiday cottages available in New Quay.
August is a fantastic month to visit New Quay because of its special events. New Quay Music Festival is at the start of August with three days of non-stop music from local bands with a few famous names and cover bands thrown in. Over the bank holiday weekend Cardigan Bay Regatta is held, with swimming events, kayaking, sand castle competitions and sailing races - it draws in dingy and yacht sailors from all around the country to compete in the competitive sailing events.
There is a very pleasant coastal walk from New Quay to Cwm Tydu - a small, stony bay renowned for seal pupping - with a bus service meaning that you can walk one way if you don’t feel like the return journey on foot too.
New Quay is a well and truly a West Wales gem and with a healthy selection of quaint and quirky holiday cottages it makes the perfect holiday retreat. Browse our selection of Cool Coastal Lets in New Quay, West Wales.
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