That’s how Della Randall describes it, and most would agree — the feel of the Olde Beach area is given by a lot of small houses built in the middle of the century when the beach provided a summer or weekend getaway for city people. But with the escalating price of land and the advent of the nearby ‘Ewy’, many people in the Beach Zone (and the rest of Waikanae) were concerned about the possibility of these being demolished and replaced with ‘McMansions’. A lot of discussion took place in the last 5 years before a change of zoning happened.