PERTH SUBURB NORTH BEACH
Perth suburb North Beach" was named after the locality the suburb resides, when in 1888 surveyor Charles Crossland referred to the pastoral leases of Samuel Richard Hamersley as his "North-Beach coastal run". However, it was not until 1954 that the name was formally approved.
A Coastal Suburb surounded by the Ocean on the West, and Marmion Ave to the East with neighbouring suburb Carine.
REAL ESTATE & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
There is a diverse range of housing types within the suburb which include holiday dwellings from before and after World War II, as well as some former workers' houses
There are also many modern dwellings scattered throughout the suburb.
The older character housing is generally constructed of fibro and timber, while the newer developments are predominantly brick.
Single detached dwellings dominate housing within North Beach, though there are some unit and duplex developments to the east of the suburb.
The average lot size is around 900m2 and blocks can range between 530m2 and 1100m2.
IN THE COMMUNITY
The major shopping centre is West Coast Plaza, located on the corner of West Coast Drive and North Beach Road.
There are also smaller centres scattered throughout the suburb to serve local residents.
The suburb is well provided with open space and parks, including Star Swamp Reserve and Charles Riley Memorial Reserve. The latter contains tennis courts and a lawn bowls green, as well as a recreation centre.
The area has an extensive length of beach front which also serves recreational needs. North Beach hosts a community centre and two primary schools.
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Castle Hotel: Although demolished late 1998, the Castle Hotel had been a feature of the area for over seventy-five years. The Castle Hotel was developed on the site of the original Hamersley home, and thus represents an important part of the suburb history. The site has now been subdivided into 24 single house lots.
Star Swamp: Named by Charles Crossland during a coastal survey in 1869. The Star Swamp Bushland Reserve was declared an "A" Class Reserve by the State Government in 1987 and covers an area of about 96 hectares. The reserve contains a rich diversity of flora and fauna of both local and regional significance.
Source City of Stirling