Buttons Beach - Beach in Ulverstone Central Coast TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Buttons Beach TAS

Buttons Beach (T 1116) is a 2.7 km long north-facing beach, bordered by the 1 km long training wall of the River Leven in the west and the low rocks of The Fish Pond in the east. The entire beach is backed by a wide recreation reserve containing numerous facilities... Read more

Buttons Beach (T 1116) is a 2.7 km long north-facing beach, bordered by the 1 km long training wall of the River Leven in the west and the low rocks of The Fish Pond in the east. The entire beach is backed by a wide recreation reserve containing numerous facilities including a large caravan park, ovals, campground and picnic areas. The Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club is located toward the centre of the beach (Fig. 4.245), just west of the small creek that drains across the beach and in front of the larger of the two reserve caravan parks. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach, with a 150 m wide low gradient low tide terrace and extensive rock flats toward either end. The small Buttons Creek drains out across the centre of the beach.

Swimming

Picnic Point and Buttons beaches are moderately safe under normal low wave conditions, apart from near the exposed and submerged rocks. During higher waves rips can also form in the low tide surf zone and around the rocks. The safest swimming is in the patrolled area in front of the surf club, otherwise at mid to high tide away from the rocks.

Surfing

Waves are usually low at Ulverstone, however occasional swell can produce breaks over the rocks, with conditions depending on the state of the tide.

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Ulverstone SLSC

Information

About

Ulverstone, TAS 7315

Length:
2.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas1116

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Other facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Unspecified

Marine Warnings

Mon, 29 May 22:03
Bush Walkers Weather Alert

Mon, 29 May 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:11 pm

Day 14°    Night 5°
7.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

1 am
3.57m
8 am
0.14m
2 pm
3.67m
8 pm
0.79m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 13°    Night 6°
Early showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwest 25 to 30 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Westerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
3.57m
9 am
0.16m
3 pm
3.68m
9 pm
0.75m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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.

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