For a small coastal village Hat Head has quite a diversity of architecture, from traditional fibro beach houses through to not 1 but 2 Hat Head Hiltons!
This little ripper is a Hilton!
The sign says so
And the other Hat Head Hilton is this architectural delight from yesteryear…
With a caravan and shed out the back there's room for everyone at this inn!
Nicely hand crafted sign, something the bigger hotels should look into
If you are worried about entertainment when you come to Hat Head you need look no further than the Hat Head Bowling Club. Not only does it have Friday night meat raffles it also has a chocka block program of entertainment over the weekend and fine dining in it’s ala carte restaurant…
The red brick of the club is one of its many distinctive features
From bowling green 2 you can see Hat Head itself
The club is not the only building in the town to use red brick to great effect…
This stunning design has a concealed door onto the deck
Using the golden mean this garage has an excellent view
Other materials used well to build the town are fibro and weatherboard…
Well hacked trees nicely frame this classic fibro beach house
Modest fibro home with gigantic shed out back
An easy care block adds to the charm of this weatherboard beauty
Only happy faces with this charmer
From these photos you would think that pale yellow and red brick dominate the town. You would be wrong!
A bold colour scheme used well
Lilac or blue? I can't decide
Bold blue house sets of besa block fence well
It’s not all old style either. It looks like some riche people have come to town building weekend getaways from the bustling metropolises of Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Newcastle.
House bigger than it's block plus pool as the 100m to the beach is too far
Kilometres of fencing conceal... I'm not sure, it's hidden
An inviting facade welcomes visitors to this newish home
These new home owners must be so proud
There is still some rustic charm scattered around if you look carefully…
Everything old is new again
A contemporary beach house yet looking to the past
Up on the south east hill is where the fancy new Bali/beach style homes have been built. But I was seen lurking around with my camera and felt too embarrassed to take close ups…
These houses have few north down the beach to Smokey Cape. Nice
But there is still some more traditional holiday accommodation around…
A row of fine looking caravans await guests eagerly