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Buttons Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1116
State/Region:
TAS Ulverstone
Post Code:
7315
Length:
2.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
the fish pond  (0.9km) picnic point (e)  (1.2km) claytons  (1.2km) claytons bay  (1.8km) picnic point (w)  (2km)

Beach

Buttons Beach (T 1116) is a 2.7 km long north-facing beach, bordered by the 1 km long training wall of the River Leven in the west and the low rocks of The Fish Pond in the east. The entire beach is backed by a wide recreation reserve containing numerous facilities including a large caravan park, ovals, campground and picnic areas. The Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club is located toward the centre of the beach (Fig. 4.245), just west of the small creek that drains across the beach and in front of the larger of the two reserve caravan parks. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach, with a 150 m wide low gradient low tide terrace and extensive rock flats toward either end. The small Buttons Creek drains out across the centre of the beach.

Swimming

Picnic Point and Buttons beaches are moderately safe under normal low wave conditions, apart from near the exposed and submerged rocks. During higher waves rips can also form in the low tide surf zone and around the rocks. The safest swimming is in the patrolled area in front of the surf club, otherwise at mid to high tide away from the rocks.

Surfing

Waves are usually low at Ulverstone, however occasional swell can produce breaks over the rocks, with conditions depending on the state of the tide.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Unspecified Unspecified

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
    Ulverstone SLSC
    12:00
    -
    17:00
    12:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    2
    First Aids:
    1
    Preventative Actions:
    203

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Ulverstone 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

      Sun, 14 Feb 01:00 am

      DEVONPORT AWS (13 km)


      Haze.
      15.20 °C
      W/19 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      22° 12° 22° 11° 21° 10° 23° 25° 12° 25° 13°

      WATER

      20

      Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        25 km/h
        1.2m
      • W
        31 km/h
        1.3m
      • W
        19 km/h
        0.9m
      • WNW
        38 km/h
        2m
      • WSW
        29 km/h
        1m
      • SW
        29 km/h
        0.8m
      • WSW
        22 km/h
        0.8m
      • SW
        27 km/h
        0.7m

      Ulverstone issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Westerly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots for a period in the afternoon, tending west to southwesterly in the evening.
      Swell:
      Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      9



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • High
        04:50
        3.60m
      • Low
        11:19
        0.33m
      • High
        17:21
        3.51m
      • Low
        23:42
        0.47m

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      Devonport issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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