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Bluff Beach

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Beach Number:
tas1136
State/Region:
TAS Devonport
Post Code:
7310
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Back Beach (0.3km) Coles (e 2) (0.4km) Bluff Beach (e) (0.4km) Coles (e 1) (0.5km) Regatta Point (0.6km)

Beach

Bluff Beach (T 1136) is a low gradient 300 m long northeast-facing, sandy beach located on the more protected eastern side of Mersey Bluff (Fig. 4.250). The 20 m high Bluff and its rich aboriginal occupation sites is a major tourist destination and provides a good view of the beach. The beach is backed by a large foreshore reserve containing the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club, a skate park, large car park and picnic and playground facilities (Fig. 4.251). Additional recreational facilities are also available on the Bluff. Waves average 0.5 m, while tides range up to 3 m, and combine to produce a very narrow high tide beach, with waves sometimes reaching the low backing seawall, while at low tide the low gradient beach may be up to 100 m wide. Rocks and rock flats begin to dominate off both ends of the beach.

Swimming

Bluff Beach is the least hazardous, because of the usually lower waves and fewer rips and the presence of the surf club. Coles Beach is moderately hazardous with rips forming when waves exceed 0.5 m, while Back Beach is one of the more hazardous on the west north coast, and is only suitable for board surfing.

Surfing

Coles Beach is the more popular, while more experienced surfers will also surf Back Beach being careful to avoid the many rocks. During a bigger north swell there are also breaks along the outer banks of the Mersey River mouth.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

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
  • Seawall Seawall

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.

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STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
5
First Aids:
1
Preventative Actions:
20

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Devonport SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Devonport 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 12° WNW/32.00 km/h

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DEVONPORT AWS (4 km) issued at Fri 3 Jul 14:30

WATER

13

Issued at Fri, July 3 14:08

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Warning for Friday for Central North Coast Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning
Swell:
Westerly 1 to 1
Seas:
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1
Weather:
Partly cloudy

UV INDEX

1

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    06:00
    0.53m
  • High
    12:15
    3.26m
  • Low
    18:35
    1.11m
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Devonport issued at Fri, July 3 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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