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Expect windy streets, stunning views, friendly locals, fresh seafood at reasonable prices, and a general calm, chilled out atmosphere.

New Quay

New Quay Ceredigion SA45

We say

You won't find any surfing and trendy beach bars in this New Quay.  Instead you'll find a charming fishing harbour with a handful of shops, a nice variety of pubs, friendly B&Bs and some cracking good-value seaside restaurants.  Everything is stacked on a hill, in seaside town fashion, so there's plenty of winding streets with stunning views to marvel at each turn.  As it's predominantly a holiday town, there are some decent family attractions on offer, including a small aquarium and reptile museum, plus a small selection of novelty shops.  But the most popular thing to do in this part of Wales, is dolphin-spotting. In fact, you'll probably find they'll spot you first, as they have a habit of popping into the harbour to say hello.  You will also no doubt see quite a few references to the late Dylan Thomas, who reportedly used to frequently holiday/pub crawl here and in the area. Indeed  New Quay has more than enough to entertain its tourists, but the seaside towns Aberaeron, Cardigan and Aberystwyth are only up the road and definitely worth seeing.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

One of our faves! ★★★★★

Me and my partner love coming to New Quay every year. It's a fantastic base for exploring the stunning Cardigan coast. It has great fresh seafood and plenty of top rated sea food restaurants, but one of our guilty pleasures is the waterfront Wellington Inn http://www.wellingtoninnwales.co.uk/. It's a no frills, cosy family restaurant with huge portions of home cooked fresh seafood like the New Quay mullet, seafood sizzlers, meat grills (the 20 ounce mixed grill is a man's dream!) and Caerphilly Lamb (tender lamb off the bone topped with cheese). The guy that owns it is friendly and makes you feel right at home despite always being the busiest (and most good value) restaurant in New Quay. Pembrokeshire and St Davids are only an hours drive away, and Aberaeron and Aberystwyth are only a few miles away. It's a far cry from Cornwall's Newquay, but it has so much character and charm!

New Quay reviewed by on October 23rd, 2013

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