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Maslin Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Maslin Beach is 1,179, with a population density of 1.80 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Maslin Beach is bounded by the suburb of Moana, Commercial Road and the suburb of Seaford Rise in the north, Main South Road in the east, Thomas Road, Old Coach Road and Tuitt Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Maslin Beach is named after Thomas Maslin, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place in the 1920s and 1930s when the seaside area was opened up for holiday homes. Significant development occurred during the 1950s and 1960s. The population generally increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Maslin Beach is a residential and rural area which has experienced recent growth.

Major features

Major features of the area include Maslin Beach (nude bathing), Dyson Wines, Frank Hilton Reserve, Jasmine Reserve and the coastal recreation reserve.