Image Credit: Castor Bay 14 September 1920, Richardson, thanks to Auckland Libraries Sir George Grey Special Collections
Safe sheltered swimming, a boat ramp and a jungle gym. Ideal for children.
This beautiful North Shore Beach area used to go by the name Castor Oil Bay, apparently after a grove of Castor Oil trees planted here in the 1860s, which yeilded the oil which can be used in various ways. It was not until the area was opened up as a subdivision that the 'oil' was dropped from the name as Castor oil is unpleasant to taste and brought about bad memories in those who had been given it as a tonic as infants. North Shore Channel Magazine explains.
You may note NZ Places is in need of a New Photo of Castor Bay.