Referred to as “the jewel of the Sunshine Coast” and sometimes as “the place between two rivers”. Charles Butt bought the land between the Kariega and Bushmans rivers from the Government in 1878 and established a tobacco and vegetable farm. In 1924 the farm was sold to T.H. Tilt who named it Kenton after his birthplace in Kent, England. It was subsequently sold in 1935 to Alfred Pudney who divided the land into plots.
Kenton is blessed with magnificent natural assets - ocean, beaches (one has Blue Flag status), two rivers, the Joan Muirhead Nature Reserve (preventing any development on the bush covered dunes between the rivers). A gorgeous place in which to live or take a holiday. Virtually everything one needs in daily life is available in the village and there are numerous restaurants, some in idyllic positions, and coffee shops.
Graves of the founders & first residents, Charles & Frances Butt, in Butt Street
Lusiba Ceramics: handmade ceramics studio off R343; 082-629-9590; email@example.com
Mosaic Studio: workshop and commissions: 072-248-1328
Silver Leaf Centre: houses a magnificent art gallery and mosaic studio, restaurant, bookstore / craft centre and boutique