New Quay was a fishing port and like many areas along the coast it saw its fair share of smuggling. Shipbuilding became important during the mid nineteenth century and tourism is now the main source of income for this community. There is some fishing and a shellfish processing plant and boat trips along the coast can be taken from the harbour.
This is a picturesque village with a good variety of pubs and restaurants to cater for all tastes. With its narrow side streets and fabulous cliff top views of Cardigan Bay its easy to see why this is a popular tourist destination. Dylan Thomas lived in New Quay in 1944 and the Dylan Thomas Trail takes visitors to many of the places that are believed to be mentioned in 'Under the Milk Wood'.
A number of safe, clean and sandy beaches make this an ideal family resort. There is no shortage of good accommodation and visitors might be lucky enough to see seals or dolphins. The coastline is also home to a wide variety of bird life.
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