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Boat Harbour (SLSC)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tas1055
State/Region:
TAS Boat Harbour Beach
Post Code:
7321
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Boat Harbour (0.1km) Boat Harbour Beach 1 (0.2km) Boat Harbour Beach 2 (0.3km) Western Cove (0.4km) Boat Harbour Beach 3 (0.4km)

Beach

On the eastern side of Shelter Point are the four Boat Harbour surfing beaches (T 1055-1058) which form a near continuous 800 m long sandy high tide beach, divided into four by small protruding rock outcrops and reefs. Boat Harbour Beach (T 1055) commences on the southern side of Shelter Point, with a 50 m wide grassy reserve and car park separating it from the harbour. This is the main swimming and surfing beach for the community and the site of the Boat Harbour Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The 200 m long beach faces northeast into waves averaging over 1 m, which usually break across a 50 m wide surf zone. It curves between the island and a 50 m long rock outcrop with a low gradient high tide beach grading into a 100 m wide low tide bar with rips forming during high wave conditions. The surf life saving club is located behind the centre of the beach, with car parking between the club and the point. The northern end of the beach has a boat ramp, which is used by 4WD to launch off the sandy beach during low waves.

Swimming

Beach conditions at Boat Harbour depend on the winds and tide. Normal westerly winds produce low waves and least hazardous swimming conditions, however higher waves, particularly accompanying easterlies, can produce 1-2 m waves and strong rips, particularly at low tide. Best swimming is at mid to high tide and clear of the many rocks. At low tide the beach may be over 100 m wide, with many rocks exposed and rips in the surf.

Surfing

Easterly winds and swell can produce a good beach break which tends to be better at mid to low tide.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Parking Parking

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

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

Today 10° NW/33.00 km/h

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WYNYARD AWS (8 km) issued at Sat 1 Aug 04:00

WATER

12

Issued at Fri, July 31 14:12

SWELL FORECAST

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Sunday
Monday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSE
    0.2 m
  • WNW
    0.6 m
  • WSW
    0.5 m
  • NNW
    1.2 m
  • WNW
    0.1 m

Boat Harbour Beach issued at Fri, July 31 04:48

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UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    05:39
    0.49m
  • High
    11:53
    3.27m
  • Low
    18:14
    0.98m
  • High
    23:56
    3.33m
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Burnie issued at Sat, August 1 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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