My first visit to Shoreham Beach was in January 1952, when I attended a 10-day camp organized by the YMCA, for disadvantaged kids
I was 12 years old, from the inner Melhourne suburb of Auburn.
The bushland facility was known as Camp Buxton, and
you can read about its history and my first visit elswhere in this website!
That 10-day holiday was an event I will never forget, which occurred during my
transition from a "puppy kid" to the teenage world.
the three sections about Camp Buxton!
After 1952, I never returned to Shoreham until 2005, a gap of some 53 years.
Then, I had become passionate in bushwalking, and in discoverering the hiking trails and beachwalking
tracks in the Mornington Peninsula National Park and the Westernport Coast.
I have made many trips to Shoreham, exploring the coastal walks to Flinders and Pt Leo, and enjoying
the magnificent rockpools and reefs which are exposed at low tide.