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Bluff Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas1136
State/Region:
TAS Devonport
Post Code:
7310
Length:
0.3km
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.

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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:13

     

    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

      Thu, 29 Sep 09:00 pm

      DEVONPORT AWS (4 km)


      Rain.
      9.70 °C
      ESE/6 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      16° 15° 16° 16° 14° 14°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • E
        31 km/h
        1.4m
      • SSW
        16 km/h
        1m
      • SSE
        10 km/h
        0.9m
      • NW
        13 km/h
        0.7m
      • WNW
        15 km/h
        0.6m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        0.9m
      • W
        12 km/h
        0.7m
      • E
        21 km/h
        0.8m
      • E
        6 km/h

      Devonport issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      East to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Shifting northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
      Swell:
      Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then decreasing below 0.5 metres by early evening. 1st
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times inshore in the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        03:36
        0.80m
      • high
        09:41
        3.07m
      • low
        16:10
        1.01m
      • high
        22:01
        3.02m

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      Devonport issued at Thu, 29 Sep 21:49

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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