50th birthday for iconic venue

WHEN it was built, Park Beach was little more than a collection of fishing shacks and sandy tracks.

Fifty years on and the Park Beach Hotel Motel – or the Hoey Moey as it is known with great affection – remains a focal point for regulars and visitors.

To mark its 50th birthday, the current owners hosted an elegant cocktail party and dinner and invited many of the people who have been part and parcel of the hotel's life over the past five decades.

With plans now on the drawing board for a major expansion and renovation of the iconic watering hole, talk on the night was as much about what lays ahead for the Hoey Moey as what has happened over the years and years of beers.

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