Red Hot Sunrise, January
We feature quite a few
sunrise photos on this website over the course
of a year. This was taken from the window of
'The Lookout' at 8.30 am on January 13th
and was particularly spectacular.
"Red sky at night, shepherd's
delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd's
warning" first appeared in the bible in the
Gospel of Matthew. It is an old weather saying
often used at sunrise and sunset to signify the
changing sky and originally known to help the
shepherds prepare for the next day's weather.
There is obviously some truth
in this as it was snowing less than an hour
later. The school at Synod Inn was closed early
and the children sent home, so they would not be
stranded. However such are the vagaries of
winter weather that the sky was blue and the sun
was shining by lunch time!
New Quay Events
New Quay Walkers -
for a list of walks from October to December.
The Dylan Thomas 100 in New
Quay - Although
Dylan Thomas only lived in New Quay for a short time during the second
world war, it is widely believed that many
colourful local residents in the town became the basis of
characters in his most widely acclaimed work 'Under Milk
Click here for a page of local
events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas'
New Quay Country Market at the
Memorial Hall - Fridays 10.30 am - locally made
Christmas crafts, cards and gifts. Friday 19th is the last
market this year - reopening February.
- 'Cei Newydd', with Its picturesque houses, pubs and
restaurants clings to the sides of the hills rising above
the blue waters of Cardigan Bay on the coast of West Wales.
The town was once important for shipbuilding
with wooden boats being built on the local beaches (see:
New Quay's history).
The sheltered harbour and
safe beaches -
the focus of activity in the summer when New Quay
becomes a bustling and vibrant holiday resort where sailing,
fishing, water sports
and relaxation, are among the main attractions.
Click here for a large interactive map of New Quay.
Click on a link for a photo and more information.
to see what's on at the Memorial Hall in New Quay
Boat Trips and other activities in the New
Quay area - There is a wide range of adventure
activities available in coastal Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire
- all within an easy drive of New Quay. They include horse
riding, mountain biking, coasteering, climbing, white water
rafting, sea and river kayaking, fishing, scuba diving,
paragliding, karting, surfing, sailing, windsurfing and much
more. Click here for a
page of activities.
Property for sale - houses, holiday homes
and caravans near New Quay - We feature a variety of
properties privately advertised by owners. If you are
looking for a cottage, caravan or cabin, holiday home or
just somewhere to live, you may find it here. Please call us
- or click here for more
information - if you would like to advertise your
Wildlife - From New
Quay's Pier, you can see the famous
Cardigan Bay Dolphins
most days in the summer. Other important wildlife of the
area includes the rare Chough, the
Red Kite, the seabirds
Grey Seals. There are
wild flowers along the
coastal path and a great diversity of
marine life in the rock pools along the coast. Click on
the photo for more.
In and around New Quay - There are many
beaches in New Quay and nearby with interesting
Marine Life, a great variety of local accommodation
self catering cottages,
caravans and campsites, Bed and
Breakfast, a fantastic selection of
restaurants and pubs. Click on
the photo for more photos of New Quay.
Dylan Thomas - Many
believe that New Quay is the 'cliff-perched town at the far
end of Wales' immortalised by Dylan Thomas (see
his Life story here
) in 'Under Milk Wood'. Dylan
Thomas lived in New Quay in 1944 in a little house
called 'Majoda' atop the cliffs opposite the town. The
Dylan Thomas Trail in New Quay takes the visitor to many
of the places either frequented by Thomas or believed to be
mentioned in 'Under Milk Wood'. Click
on the photo for more.
The History of New Quay
- In the early days New Quay was a fishing and smuggling
port. Later a thriving shipbuilding industry developed,
reaching its peak in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Towards the end of that century shipbuilding died out,
railways came to West Wales and tourism became the main
industry. Click on the photo for more about New Quay's
Places to visit
- There are a number of interesting places to visit in the
locality including the bustling University town of
Aberystwyth some 20 miles to the north 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 and the beautiful
Cenarth Falls. Click on the photo for more.
Holiday Caravan and Lodge Sales - we
have a variety of new and used static holiday caravans,
chalets and lodges in the New Quay area of Cardigan Bay.
Finance is available for most caravans and we can also
arrange to advertise your holiday caravan if you would like
to rent it out. Click on the photo for more info.
New Quay 100 years ago - a page of
photos of New Quay from 1903 to 1915. Many photographs of
New Quay and Aberaeron have survived thanks to the work of
local photographers specialising in post cards. Some of
these are Charles H. Dierks and Shirley Brooks. They had
premises at 9 George Street in New Quay and at 19 Alban
Square Aberaeron around 1910. Another local photographer was
Tom Desmond of Priory Street Cardigan.
Click here or on the photo to go to the page.
Aberaeron website - Aberaeron is a
charming regency town and with its multi coloured houses and
attractive harbour it has much to offer the visitor. You
will find self catering Holiday Cottages here including dog
friendly cottages, baby and family friendly cottages as well
as romantic, quirky, larger, secluded, character, coastal
and country holiday homes. Click on the photo on the left to
go the website
Mining in Ceredigion - just an hour's
drive from New Quay, the uplands of the Plynlimon Mountains
contain the relics of a once thriving Lead and Silver mining
industry that shaped the landscape of the county. Click on
the photo for more information.
The New Quay Lifeboat Station -
Click here for details of the history and current
work of the New Quay Lifeboat Station including details of
recent service by both the ILB and the ALB and fund raising
New Quay Town Council - What is going on
behind the scenes? Where is the next house to be built? What
are the contentious local issues? Click on the graphic for
the latest published minutes of the New Quay Town Council.
Click icon for local 5 day Met Office
Click icon for data from the Aberporth meteorological
Click icon for Cardigan Bay tide tables
Click icon for the latest New Quay
This web site
has been set up as a local directory for those wishing to
visit the area as well as for the benefit of local
residents, Holiday Accommodation providers and businesses in
and around New Quay. Please contact us by e-mail or phone if
your business or service is in the New Quay, Maenygroes, Llanarth,
Cross Inn, Caerwedros, Cwmtydu, Talgarreg, Llwyndafydd,
Nanternis or Synod Inn areas and you are not listed. There
is no charge for a basic listing to include name of business
and telephone number ( This does not apply to Holiday
Accommodation ). Click
Here for full advertising details and
Terms and conditions.
General enquiries about New Quay should be addressed to the
Tourist Information Office Here.