Carlton Beach (T 392) is a popular summer surfing beach located 40 km east of Hobart. The Carlton Beach Road runs off the Carlton Road and provides good access to the beach. The beach is 2.7 km long and faces south-southwest towards the entrance to Frederick Henry Bay 15 km to the south. The Carlton River mouth, its deep inlet and neighbouring Carlton Bluff form the eastern boundary with 20 m high Spectacle Head to the west (Fig. 4.67). The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve containing a 10-15 m high foredune, then houses straddling each side of the Carlton Beach Road. Several walking tracks cross the dune to the beach. The Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club (CPBSLSC), founded in 1975, is located in a recreation reserve toward the eastern end of the beach (Fig. 4.68). While the beach is set deep within Frederick Henry Bay, owing to its southerly orientation it receives most southerly swell entering the bay, with waves averaging about 1 m and occasionally higher. These interact with the fine beach sand to maintain a low gradient beach and surf zone, with a 50-100 m wide bar often cut by rips spaced about every 200 m along the beach. In addition there is a permanent rip against Spectacle Head, and strong tidal currents flowing off the eastern end of the beach out of the 100 m wide Carlton River mouth.
Pallarenda Beach and Rowes Bay are essentially one long beach cut in the middle by Three Mile Creek. Both beaches are backed by a 1 to 2 km wide, low, coastal plain. Pallarenda Beach (859) is 2.5 km long, faces east and receives low waves usually less than 0.3 m. These maintain a low, 50 m wide high tide beach fronted by 100 to 200 m wide intertidal sand flats. The northern end of the beach lies in the Environmental Park and has a number of facilities and picnic areas. Just south of the park entrance is a concrete boat ramp and a swimming enclosure, backed by the small Pallarenda residential settlement. The Cape Pallarenda Road runs right behind the beach, providing good access for the entire length, with a grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach.
Waubs Bay is the name of the anchorage in lee of Peggys Point and the site of the main boat ramp on the point. The ramp is protected by a small groyne and there are usually a few boats moored in the bay. Within the 500 m wide bay are two protected north-facing beaches (T 144 and 145). Beach T 144 is a 100 m long pocket of sand located on the western side of the bay, while the main beach (T 145) extends for 200 m along the southern shore of the bay, with rounded granite rocks bordering and separating the two beaches (Fig. 4.26). The beaches receive low refracted waves averaging about 0.5 m. These surge up the steep, narrow beach, with a narrow attached bar present during higher waves. Higher waves also produce a heavy shorebreak, particularly at the rocky western end of the bay. Beach Street runs down to the middle of the beach where there is a car park and toilet facilities. The town of Bicheno is located on the slopes to the south of the bay, with a hotel on the eastern point. A 4 km long foreshore walking track follows the rocky coast around Peggys Point past the boat harbour in The Gulch to the blowhole and Rice Beach and on to Muirs Rock beach.