The village was simply referred to as 'the Cove', becoming Cove Bay around the turn of the 20th century.
In the 18th and 19th centuries three separate professions influenced the development of the village - fishermen, quarriers and coastguards.
Each community lived in distinct houses, and in different areas of Cove – the coastguards along Loirston Road, the quarriers in Bunstane Terrace or Spark Terrace, and the fishermen who lived in the nine parallel lanes from Colsea Road to Seaview Terrace.
The Conservation Area covers the area of Cove Bay to the east of the railway line, including the small harbour in the south-east part of the Conservation Area.
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