New Quay Harbour

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ADDRESS: New Quay Harbour
New Quay
Cardigan Bay
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New Quay Harbour
Situated on the Cambrian Coast of West Wales, New Quay started with just a few cottages in the late 1790. It wasn't until the early to mid 1800’s that boat building started around what is today's harbour and the village started to grow. Another main feature in those early day’s was the small fleet of fishing boat’s catching Herring, Sprat’s, Mackerel, Crab and Lobster, all that remains today of our fishing fleet are five small fishing boats. The early part of the 20th centry a proposal was put forward to build a light railway to New Quay from the Lampeter to Aberaeron branch coming off the branch at Ciliau Aeron near Aberaeron, this never went beyond the proposal stage. New Quay did have a small tramway (1860) which worked from New Quay Head (Rock Street) to New Quay pier helping to bring stone down from the quary to build the pier, the remains or this quary railway is now buried deep under the road outside the tourist information centre. New Quay’s main industry now is its tourism, having good accommodation facilities with Hotels, Guest Houses, Self-catering, touring Caravan Parks and B&B’s. With scenic views out across Cardigan Bay towards Snowdonia and with the coastal footpaths along the Marine Heritage Coast which noted for its abundance of marine wildlife and nor forgeting our family of Bottlenose Dolphins that visit ue throughout the year.