Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

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Cardigan Bay Marine Widlife Centre

Visitor Centre Opening Times: Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm from Easter until the end of October (9am-6pm during the summer holidays).
General Telephone: 01545 560224 / Boat Trip enquiries (available by phone only): 01545 560032
E-mail: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Team

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About Us

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is a great place to visit when you are in New Quay; learn how to spot marine wildlife such as dolphin, porpoise and Atlantic grey seals from our brilliant team of volunteers.

In 2016 we celebrated our 20th year of working in marine conservation and held a special event in New Quay with our World Record Attempt!

BBC star Iolo Williams joined us and 335 volunteers to create the world’s largest human superpod in the shape of a dolphin! #Superpod.

Our staff team are dedicated and work with the local community to raise awareness of our fantastic marine wildlife.

We operate a popular visitor centre and work with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips to collect data on the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay and other marine mammals that are regularly spotted, such as harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals and more unusual species such as basking sharks and sunfish.

As well as conducting our own research, we can support university students with their own research.

You can hire out our Discovery Room – another great way of supporting our work. You can read more about our visitor centre here.

As a charity we rely on donations, find out how you can support our work

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Please Support Us

Our work is reliant on donations, external funding and our brilliant team of volunteers.

You can support us in a number of ways, your donation will help our important research, awareness and conservation work. If you would like to fundraise for us then please contact the CBMWC team. You can read more about our visitor centre here.

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What’s Happening?

Latest News from CBMWC

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Where We Are

CBMWC is located on the slipway just off Glanmor Terrace (the main road down into New Quay) next to the RNLI lifeboat station, so if in doubt, head towards the sea and from there, look out for our sign with the CBMWC logo at the top of our slipway directing you to the centre. Here you can also book onto a boat trip with our colleagues at Dolphin Survey Boat Trips.

How to get here:


New Quay is off the A487 (the main coast road between Cardigan in the south and Aberystwyth in the north) on the A486 (from Synod Inn) or the B4342 (from Llanarth).

The nearest train station is Aberystwyth

The following website has good local travel information and can help in planning routes:

Traveline Cymru – Journey Planning Wales

Traveline Cymru is the public transport information service in Wales

There are no car park facilities at CBMWC but there are several public car parks in New Quay which are signposted from the roads leading into town and they cost approximately £4/day.