On no account should you confuse this town with its Cornish cousin, Newquay. New Quay (see, 2 words), or ‘Cei Newydd’ in Welsh, was once a thriving port, shipbuilding and fishing centre. The secluded coves surrounding New Quay also ensured the area had a healthy smuggling trade. Nowadays it’s a popular seaside holiday destination, well known for its dolphin spotting boat trips, Blue Flag and Seaside Award-winning beaches and variety of watersports. New Quay’s sheltered harbour provides safe berths for pleasure craft and fishing boats. The Cardigan Bay Regatta has taken place there every August since the 1870s, with sailing races for all ages and in-shore swimming and fun events for children.