Penguin Beach (T 1105) extends for 800 m southeast of 80 m wide Beecraft Point. The point was once the site of the town jetty and has a boat ramp and parking area. Penguin Creek flows out against the point with the crenulate beach extending to the east. It is... Read more
Penguin Beach (T 1105) extends for 800 m southeast of 80 m wide Beecraft Point. The point was once the site of the town jetty and has a boat ramp and parking area. Penguin Creek flows out against the point with the crenulate beach extending to the east. It is a steep, narrow high tide beach grading into a mixture of intertidal low tide terrace and rock flats, the rocks dominating the centre. A narrow blufftop reserve backs the beach then the main road and town centre. The Penguin Surf Life Saving Club was located here on the eastern Surf Club Point from 1931 until it moved to the sandier Preservation Bay in 1979.
The Penguin beaches have a relatively low hazard rating under normal low wave conditions. However care must be taken on all beaches when waves exceed 0.5 m as rips develop, particularly at low tide and near the rocks, as well as the hazards posed by the many exposed and submerged rocks and reefs.
None of Penguin’s beaches are known for their surf. However the best breaks will be on the more exposed Preservation Bay Beach when swell is running, with a right-hander forming off the eastern point.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1105