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Buttons Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1116
State/Region:
TAS Ulverstone
Post Code:
7315
Length:
2.7km
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.

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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:53

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    4
    First Aids:
    1
    Preventative Actions:
    273

    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

      Sat, 25 Jun 05:00 am

      DEVONPORT AWS (13 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      3.10 °C
      SW/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      13° 13° 13° 15° 14° 13°

      WATER

      14

      Issued at Fri, 24 Jun 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        15 km/h
        0.6m
      • WSW
        11 km/h
        0.4m
      • WSW
        9 km/h
        0.2m
      • WNW
        20 km/h
        0.8m
      • WSW
        12 km/h
        0.9m
      • W
        16 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        14 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        16 km/h
        0.6m

      Ulverstone issued at Fri, 24 Jun 18:56

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
      Swell:
      Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore.

      UV INDEX

      1



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:29
        3.25m
      • low
        09:03
        0.58m
      • high
        15:15
        3.40m
      • low
        21:37
        0.98m

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      Devonport issued at Sat, 25 Jun 06:17

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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