Rising above the blue waters of Cardigan Bay, the West Wales fishing harbour of New Quay with it's picturesque houses, narrow streets, pubs, restaurants and stunning coastal scenery maintains a welcome balance of relaxation and bustling summer activity with a variety of sailing, fishing and watersport activities on offer.
There is a large expanse of beaches and coves along the New Quay coastline with a variety of Marine Life and the constant possibility of seeing the famous bottlenosed dolphins. Local accommodation including hotels, guest houses, self catering cottages, caravans and campsites, are plentiful with a great selection of restaurants and pubs. Coastal walks are very popular in this region thanks to spectacular cliff-top scenery, birds and wild flowers.
Nearby areas of interest include the bustling University town of Aberystwyth situated 20 miles to the north of New Quay with its Cliff Railway, the Camera Obscura, the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, the Ceredigion Museum and of course the National Library of Wales. Eighteen miles to the south is the town of Cardigan with nearby Cilgerran Castle. Aberaeron is just eight miles to the north while just along the Lampeter road from Aberaeron is the National Trust House of Llanerchaeron with its extensive walled gardens.
It is thought that New Quay, home to Dylan Thomas in 1944, is, or at least inspired, the 'cliff-perched town at the far end of Wales' in his book 'Under Milk Wood'.
The Dylan Thomas Trail in New Quay provides the visitor with an extensive tour of many of the places frequented by Thomas and believed to feature in 'Under Milk Wood'.