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Howrah Beach consists of two sections. Little Howrah Beach (T 448) is located at the eastern end of the main beach and consists of a curving 200 m long low energy, low gradient beach, that looks west to Hobart 5 km across the Derwent. The beach is sheltered by Howrah Point, which forms its southern boundary, and receives only low wind waves with calms common. The Tranmere Road runs along the rear of the beach, which is backed by a low seawall and grassy reserve, then the road, with some low rocks and a boat ramp at the northern end and houses behind. The main Howrah beach (T 449) commences on the other side of the rocks and trends to the west-northwest for 1.2 km to 20 m high Second Bluff. The beach receives slightly higher waves including occasional low swell and is reflective. It is backed by grassy slopes and part of a school and sport grounds.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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