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Carlton Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas0392
State/Region:
TAS Carlton
Post Code:
7173
Length:
2.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
red ochre beach (1)  (1km) red ochre beach (2)  (1.2km) tiger bay beach  (1.3km) okines beach  (1.8km) primrose beach  (2.1km)

Beach

Carlton Beach (T 392) is a popular summer surfing beach located 40 km east of Hobart. The Carlton Beach Road runs off the Carlton Road and provides good access to the beach. The beach is 2.7 km long and faces south-southwest towards the entrance to Frederick Henry Bay 15 km to the south. The Carlton River mouth, its deep inlet and neighbouring Carlton Bluff form the eastern boundary with 20 m high Spectacle Head to the west (Fig. 4.67). The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve containing a 10-15 m high foredune, then houses straddling each side of the Carlton Beach Road. Several walking tracks cross the dune to the beach. The Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club (CPBSLSC), founded in 1975, is located in a recreation reserve toward the eastern end of the beach (Fig. 4.68). While the beach is set deep within Frederick Henry Bay, owing to its southerly orientation it receives most southerly swell entering the bay, with waves averaging about 1 m and occasionally higher. These interact with the fine beach sand to maintain a low gradient beach and surf zone, with a 50-100 m wide bar often cut by rips spaced about every 200 m along the beach. In addition there is a permanent rip against Spectacle Head, and strong tidal currents flowing off the eastern end of the beach out of the 100 m wide Carlton River mouth.

Location

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  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:53

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    5
    First Aids:
    2
    Preventative Actions:
    53

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Carlton Park SLSC

    Hazards

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Wed, 29 Jun 05:30 pm

    HOBART AP (7 km)


    Mostly clear.
    11.10 °C
    NNW/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    14° 12° 12° 13° 14°

    WATER

    13

    Issued at Wed, 29 Jun 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NW
      22 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSW
      21 km/h
      0.4m
    • NNE
      36 km/h
      0.8m
    • WSW
      23 km/h
      0.5m
    • WNW
      18 km/h
      0.5m
    • NW
      22 km/h
      0.5m
    • NW
      22 km/h
      0.5m
    • NW
      28 km/h
      0.6m

    Carlton issued at Tue, 28 Jun 18:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning northerly in the afternoon then reaching up to 25 knots near Tasman Island in the late evening.
    Swell:
    South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    1



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      02:54
      1.16m
    • low
      09:02
      0.61m
    • high
      15:36
      1.43m
    • low
      22:25
      0.64m

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    Hobart issued at Wed, 29 Jun 19:06

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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