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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 (Highly 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

Information Symbols

  • 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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Carlton Park SLSC
    11:00
    -
    16:00
    11:00
    -
    16:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    2
    Preventative Actions:
    4

    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, 10 Feb 10:30 am

    HOBART AP (7 km)


    Shower or two.
    19.60 °C
    NW/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    25° 15° 23° 15° 25° 14° 26° 16° 21° 13° 21° 15°

    WATER

    18

    Issued at Tue, 09 Feb 15:01

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      12 km/h
      0.4m
    • SE
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • SW
      13 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      22 km/h
      0.6m
    • E
      8 km/h
      0.3m
    • E
      24 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      14 km/h
      0.3m
    • SW
      16 km/h
      0.4m

    Carlton issued at Tue, 09 Feb 18:37

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
    Swell:
    South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the evening.

    UV INDEX

    9



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      03:30
      0.77m
    • High
      09:52
      1.37m
    • Low
      17:07
      0.33m
    • High
      23:37
      1.11m

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    Hobart issued at Wed, 10 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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