Wrinklers Beach - Beach in Scamander Break O'Day TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Wrinklers Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Wrinklers Beach (T 114) commences on the southern side of the Shelly Point rocks and trends south-southwest for 1.9 km to the mouth of Scamander River. The beach is backed by a 100-150 m wide zone of vegetated hummocky dunes, then the Tasman Highway, with Wrinklers Lagoon backing the northern... Read more

Wrinklers Beach (T 114) commences on the southern side of the Shelly Point rocks and trends south-southwest for 1.9 km to the mouth of Scamander River. The beach is backed by a 100-150 m wide zone of vegetated hummocky dunes, then the Tasman Highway, with Wrinklers Lagoon backing the northern half of the beach and highway. The small 15 ha lagoon occasionally breaks out across the centre of the beach. The town of Scamander commences on the southern side of the highway extending for 1.5 km south to the river. The beach is well exposed to southerly waves, which maintain a rip-dominated surf zone with up to eight rips spaced every 200-300 m along the beach. There is a car park and camping area on the northern side of the inlet with foot access across the dunes to the beach.

Swimming

Rips are common along the beaches, and the river mouth when open has strong tidal currents. The best place to swim is in the area patrolled by the Scamander surf life saving club south of the river mouth.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Scamander SLSC

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards


Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Other facilities
Friday, 8 Nov 6:50

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.


Scamander, TAS 7215
Length: 1.9km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0114