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Beachside Restaurant is a different kind of diner.

 

Eating or drinking there could save a life.

 

That’s because the profits from Beachside go to the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club, which runs programs in sea safety for children, migrants and refugees.

 

Beachside is located near the surf club on West Beach Rd where much-loved chef Marco Furlan’s former Café Salsa stood for decades. The 1970s furniture, much of it crafted by Premier Steven Marshall’s late father Tony, is well and truly back in fashion.

 

“Salsa was empty and I thought it was a great synergy for the surf club,” says WBSLSC Corporate Manager Norm Collins, who also owns the bakery down the road.

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“I run the surf club’s café and their bar – all as a volunteer. The only beneficiary of Beachside is the surf club.”