North Shore is an industrial and residential suburb adjoining Corio Bay, extending northwards from Cowies Creek, Geelong North to the Shell Oil Refinery at Corio.
In 1892 North Shore area was subdivided as a residential locality and bayside retreat. An esplanade and linear park were laid out and planted with trees, the remaining fragment now being Moorpanyal Park. A small jetty was constructed. Ten years later North Shore was a small holiday resort, but with a meat freezing works, a portent of future industrialisation.