Beautiful pristine sandy beaches, perfect for young children, make Hardwicke Bay irresistible to families, retirees or romantic couples alike. A well sheltered bay is perfect for swimming, fishing, yachting and boating which are all popular pastimes especially during holiday seasons. This peaceful sleepy town offers everything for anyone wanting to relax and looking for the great escape. Hardwicke Bay initially evolved as a small shack settlement for the locals on weekends and a base for professional fisherman in the 1940's. The council opened land up in the 1960's and a farmer subdivided his land in the 1980's. Today the Bay is rapidly developing with permanent and holiday dwellings. Story of Interest: In the 1950's a fisherman built a tin and brush dwelling around a tree, on the beach. He, his wife and several children lived there for sometime. Their original means of transport was a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and box sidecar, which was used for supplies, carting water and transporting fish to the market.