Positioned in the heart of Brisbane Water, on a peninsula around
which Cockle Creek runs, is the seaside village of Davistown. Located in the
popular Central Coast region, there are plenty of recreational activities in the
region include fishing, boating, sailing and bushwalking.
Davistown was named for the concentration of Davis family members living in this
part of Cockle Creek. In 1851 the shipwright Benjamin Davis purchased the former
James Marks property Burramun. Ben (for whom Bensville was later named)
subsequently sold portions of his land to his shipwright brothers Thomas, Rock
and Edward. The area came to be populated with the Daviss and their families,
hence the name Davistown.