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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 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    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

    Thu, 01 Sep 06:30 am

    HOBART AP (7 km)


    Possible shower.
    10.00 °C
    NNW/11 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    14° 13° 14° 15° 16° 17°

    WATER

    12

    Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      19 km/h
      0.6m
    • W
      17 km/h
      0.6m
    • SE
      8 km/h
      0.4m
    • NE
      16 km/h
      0.3m
    • NW
      10 km/h
      0.2m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      0.3m
    • NW
      20 km/h
      0.3m
    • NW
      20 km/h
      0.4m

    Carlton issued at Wed, 31 Aug 23:41

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the middle of the day. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon.
    Swell:
    South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 2nd
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. 1st
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:24
      0.48m
    • high
      08:40
      1.10m
    • low
      13:31
      0.85m
    • high
      19:58
      1.33m

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    Hobart issued at Thu, 01 Sep 07:42

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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