New Quay is situated on the Atlantic coast at the northern edge of the Burren, between Ballyvaughan and the Galway boarder. This is a uniquely tranquil and picturesque area which has over the years attracted many writers including the poets Seamus Heaney, John Betjeman and William Butler Yates.
The main attraction in New Quay is the breath-taking coastline and the Flaggy Shore walk, this circular walk takes in a bracing stretch along the Atlantic coast which is second to none in beauty. The walk also overlooks a very well-preserved Martello tower which was built in the early 1800's.
A number of businesses have sprung up in the area. There is an art gallery, pub and ice-cream parlour. The pub doubles as a lobster restaurant and the art gallery has a small cafe and wine bar. The ice-cream parlour's ice-cream is made in the Burren with fresh milk and cream and is free from artificial additives, preservatives and flavourings. They also offer guided tours of the area.