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San Remo

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for San Remo is 1,277, with a population density of 0.83 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

San Remo is bounded by Western Port Bay in the north and west, the localities of Bass and Anderson, Phillip Island Road, the Bass Highway and the locality of Kilcunda in the east, and Bass Strait in the south.

Name origin

San Remo is named after a resort town in Italy.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s when a port was constructed at San Remo. Population was minimal until the 1870s when the township was established around the port. Commercial fishing started in the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1940s, spurred by the construction of the first bridge linking Phillip Island to the mainland. The population increased substantially from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

San Remo is a residential, resort and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Golf Club Bass Coast, George Bass Coastal Walk, San Remo Lions Park, San Remo Jetty, San Remo Community Centre, various beaches and one school.