San Remo’s past is fascinating.
Once a bustling fishing port welcoming various boats loaded with whiting, couta, garfish, crayfish and shark, San Remo has a vibrant past and was always a mecca for holiday makers.The original bridge figured grandly in the streetscape of San Remo, and it ensured the tourists drove right through the town. Nowadays the newer bridge, built in the late ’60s, takes traffic over to the island at the start of Marine Parade. The pier is still the focal point of the town, with the Fishermans’ Co-op and swimming beach attracting the visitors and locals alike.

The view from above the service station on Marine Parade. Notice where the bridge entrance is built on what was once treed foreshore.
 The view from the top of the Westernport Hotel towards the pier with old bridge in the background. The new Fisherman’s Co-op dominates the pier entry now.
Looking towards the pier from the top of the service station in Marine Parade, the top of the old bridge can just be seen above the treetops, whereas the new bridge can just be seen on the right hand corner of the newer view.
View from opposite side of what is now the entrance to the bridge from San Remo.  The WW2-era Nissan hut which was used as a cinema and town hall can be seen In the left side foreground of the b&w photo.
The occasion of the opening of the old bridge and what is now a car park area onto the beach.

Jumping off the pier has been the highlight of the holidays throughout the decades.
Looking from the road outside the Fishermans’ Co-op up towards the main part of town. 
The Westernport Hotel is still there, its facade updated now, and the streetscape is greener.
Two very different bridges