Sea Horse Inn at Twofold Bay
by Mark & Sue
Sea Horse Inn
The Sea Horse Inn is steeped in a history dating back to the 1800's entrepreneur, Ben Boyd who had visions of developing Twofold Bay as a major shipping port servicing Australia's capital city, which he envisaged could be located on the land surrounding the Bay.
The official Sea Horse Inn website says, (quite accurately)
'The Seahorse Inn is a 19th century historical hotel. Recently refurbished it now offers guests boutique style accommodation in a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The Seahorse Inn offers guests ten luxurious suites, peace and tranquility, fine dining and a selection of fine wines and beverages. Situated on the magical shores of Twofold Bay the Seahorse Inn commands stunning views across to the Port of Eden'.
Since early in the 1800's, Twofold Bay is mentioned in the logs of many historic ships, which sheltered in the part of the bay still called Snug Cove, from the storms battering that part of the New South Wales coastline. Some of these ships were shipwrecked in the bay including the Mary (1821) and the Sophia (1825).
In 1843 Benjamin Boyd purchased the land in Twofold Bay with the aim of transporting cattle from the district. Soon afterwards, he started to build the Seahorse Inn adjacent to what is now called Boydtown Beach.
Boydtown Beach lies on the western shore of Twofold Bay just south of the entrance to the Nullica River, which is located at the southern end of Quarantine Bay.
The Seahorse Inn has survived since then and has recently been extensively renovated. 'The newly refurbished Inn offers modern luxury combined with original detail such as hand-carved doors, stained-glass ornamentation, winding staircases, large open grates and attic bedrooms'.
Nearby the inn you can find the ruins of the church which Boyd had constructed in the early days.
* The tennis court is available to guests.
* Private tours & conferences arranged, with gourmet catering provided.
* Fishing and beach walking all year round, bush walking in superb native forests and to the headlands with magnificent views.
* Whale watching available from this prime location, in season: October - November each year.
* The new Port of Eden multi-purpose wharf is now catering for up to 12 various size ocean going liners from Europe, America, Asia and plans are organized to host the many guests who will have the exciting opportunity to view and explore probably the most beautiful coastline in Australia.
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