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New Quay: A beach lovers paradise

If you’re a beach enthusiast, the seaside town of New Quay will be your paradise. It boasts three exceptionally unique beaches to explore, each with its own charm. From the Blue Flag certified, Harbour Beach, located below the town centre and offering safe swimming, to the expansive Traeth Gwyn, which served as an inspiration for the famous playwright Dylan Thomas’ work Under Milkwood, there’s plenty to love about this Ceredigion escape.

New Quay has more to offer than just beaches. The town is a treasure trove of inviting cafes, restaurants, and pubs, where you can sample delicious local cuisine and relax with a refreshing drink or Welsh ale. So, if you never want to leave, you don’t have to. New Quay provides not only a coastal haven but also a glorious dining and leisure experience that will make your visit truly relaxing.

An insider's guide to New Quay

When planning your New Quay itinerary, a boat trip to witness bottlenose dolphins is a must. Hundreds of these special creatures make the area around New Quay their playground in the warmer months. Take a private charter and climb aboard the ‘Dreamcatcher’ for panoramic views of the ocean and a fantastic vantage point to catch a glimpse of rare marine life. During this excursion, you’ll encounter seals, rare birds, porpoises, and even Iron Age ruins. There’s also a high chance you’ll spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat – an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Back on land, refuel with a range of tasty food and drink. The Bluebell Deli and Bistro is a brilliant lunch spot that offers quality, locally-sourced dishes such as ploughman’s and seafood platters. Or, for a quintessential seaside experience, The Lime Crab is your destination for generous portions of fish and chips seasoned in salt and vinegar. If you’ve got room, head to Creme Pen Cei afterwards for homemade gelato – there are so many incredible flavours to choose from, we have a feeling you might need to make multiple trips during your stay!  And, if you’re feeling inspired after the boat trip, get the beach look at The Sup Shack where you’ll find everything from dry robes to sun hats.

Don’t forget to visit The Black Lion for a Welsh ale, cider, or a soft drink. This watering hole was the favourite drinking spot of Dylan Thomas and welcomes waggy-tailed pets.

Wake up in New Quay

Your West Wales adventure begins with us, offering an exceptional selection of New Quay self-catering accommodation, including charming fisherman’s cottages, sea view apartments, and dog-friendly lodgings. 

Our carefully curated range of New Quay holiday cottages and lodgings set the tone for an unforgettable family getaway, a romantic escape or a pet-friendly expedition. Whether you’re a couple yearning for a seaside retreat, a family in pursuit of quality time and adventures, or a dog lover keen to bring your tailwagger along, our thoughtfully chosen lodgings provide a home away from home. Choose relaxation, style, and comfort, and make lasting seaside memories in New Quay.

Our top things to do in New Quay

  • Spot dolphins off the pier
  • Walk along the beach, enjoying the sea when it’s both rough and calm
  • Sample the homemade ice cream at Creme Pen Cei
  • Visiting Roger at RJ Guitars
  • Going on a boat trip to see dolphins, seals, Cormorants and much more wildlife
  • Enjoying the fish and chips at The Captain’s Rendezvous

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