CAMPBELLS COVE BEACHSIDE WALK
This map was created in a ribbon form. It illustrate a loop walk that takes in the old beachside communities of Campbells Cove and Baileys Beach and their famous beach shacks, a haven for that photo op.
Wandering through the old time beach settlements of Campbells Cove and Baileys Beach with their quirky beach shacks, painted in their unique styles. are nestled between the local market gardens and the beach is a reminder of times gone by.
Campbells Cove is a throwback to earlier times when communities like this, of quirky, ad hoc buildings could be found all along the coast. Over time, these fibro/weatherboard beach shacks were removed and very few of them remain. But luckily this one did, and today it is treasured as a time warp of simpler times.
The first of these fishing shacks was built at Bailey’s Beach in the late 1920s. They were extended northwards to Campbell’s Cove in the 1940's and 50's. The area is named after a Freddie Campbell who lived in one of the early shacks on Bill Baileys land and had a role as a caretaker.