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Buttons Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1116
State/Region:
TAS Ulverstone
Post Code:
7315
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately 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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
200

Location

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  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Parking Parking
  • Unspecified Unspecified

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.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
4
First Aids:
5
Preventative Actions:
166

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Ulverstone SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Ulverstone SLSC

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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 11° S/15.00 km/h

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DEVONPORT AWS (13 km) issued at Thu 3 Sep 09:00

WATER

11

Issued at Wed, September 2 14:04

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots early in the morning, variable 5 to 15 knots later in the afternoon then northeast to southeasterly in the evening
Swell:
Westerly up to 1 metre
Seas:
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning
Weather:
Partly cloudy

UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    02:44
    3.56m
  • Low
    09:09
    0.38m
  • High
    15:06
    3.64m
  • Low
    21:38
    0.19m
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Devonport issued at Thu, September 3 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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