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Bluff Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1136
State/Region:
TAS Devonport
Post Code:
7310
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Highly 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.

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
  • Seawall Seawall

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
    Devonport SLSC
    12:00
    -
    17:00
    12:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    1
    First Aids:
    11
    Preventative Actions:
    29

    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

      Sat, 13 Feb 04:00 am

      DEVONPORT AWS (4 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      15.40 °C
      S/11 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      24° 16° 22° 14° 21° 13° 21° 12° 23° 11° 23° 15°

      WATER

      20

      Issued at Fri, 12 Feb 15:05

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SW
        11 km/h
        0.3m
      • NW
        31 km/h
        1.7m
      • W
        24 km/h
        1.3m
      • W
        31 km/h
        1.5m
      • W
        17 km/h
        0.9m
      • WNW
        41 km/h
        2.5m
      • WSW
        24 km/h
        1.1m
      • SW
        26 km/h
        0.8m

      Devonport issued at Fri, 12 Feb 23:00

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
      Swell:
      Westerly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy.

      UV INDEX

      10



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • High
        04:00
        3.55m
      • Low
        10:29
        0.43m
      • High
        16:26
        3.51m
      • Low
        22:51
        0.40m

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      Devonport issued at Sat, 13 Feb 00:00

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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