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Coles Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1132
State/Region:
TAS Devonport
Post Code:
7310
Length:
0.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
coles (e 1)  (0.3km) don heads (e)  (0.3km) coles (e 2)  (0.4km) back beach  (0.5km) don heads (w)  (0.5km)

Beach

Coles Beach (T 1132) is located in a semi-circular north-facing bay, bordered by a low cobble point to the west and 20 m high bluffs to the east. The Coles Beach Road and the old railway line parallel the back of the beach, with houses behind. There is a large reserve and car park toward the western end and a second car park at the eastern end, with a low scrubby foredune in between. The beach is moderately well exposed to west through northerly waves and is a popular surfing beach. At high tide it consists of a steep, narrow sand and cobble beach, while at low tide a 100 m wide, continuous bar is exposed, with rock flats, including some large boulders to either end. During higher waves rips form in the lower surf zone.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets

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 12:05:05

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Devonport 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, 28 Aug 02:00 am

      DEVONPORT AWS (5 km)


      Early shower or two.
      11.20 °C
      WNW/37 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      13° 13° 15° 15° 15° 15°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Sat, 27 Aug 13:58

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        17 km/h
        1m
      • W
        10 km/h
        0.5m
      • SSE
        9 km/h
        0.3m
      • ENE
        7 km/h
        0.3m
      • SE
        13 km/h
        0.4m
      • E
        19 km/h
        0.7m
      • SE
        13 km/h
        0.4m
      • W
        13 km/h
        0.4m

      Devonport issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:37

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, shifting southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
      Swell:
      Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
      Weather:
      70% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        01:11
        0.41m
      • high
        07:21
        3.29m
      • low
        13:36
        0.91m
      • high
        19:26
        3.39m

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      Devonport issued at Sun, 28 Aug 02:55

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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