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Seven Mile Beach TAS

Seven Mile Beach (T 397) is the closest surfing beach to Hobart. It is located 15 km east of the city on the northern shores of Frederick Henry Bay. The Seven Mile Beach road reaches the western end of the beach and parallels the back of the beach for 3... Read more

Seven Mile Beach (T 397) is the closest surfing beach to Hobart. It is located 15 km east of the city on the northern shores of Frederick Henry Bay. The Seven Mile Beach road reaches the western end of the beach and parallels the back of the beach for 3 km. Between the road and the beach is a forested beach reserve and the Tingarra horse-riding trail. The best access and facilities are at the western end where there is a store and beach boat launching next to small Acton Creek, which drains across the beach. East along the beach are also four day area reserves with picnic and toilet facilities, including one with camping facilities (Fig. 4.69).The beach is 10.3 km (7 miles) long and essentially faces southeast, curving round to face south to southwest at the eastern Sandy Point end. Sandy Point forms the western entrance to Pitt Water, a 3,500 ha barrier estuary, which backs the barrier system. The entire beach system has in fact built out 1 to 2 km seaward, as a series of more than 50 low foredune ridges, which have subsequently been transgressed by dune activity that increases to the east. Part of the barrier is used to house Hobart’s Cambridge airport, while pine plantations cover much of the remaining area. The only settlement, called Seven Mile Beach, is toward the western end. The beach receives usually low to moderate waves, 0.5 to 1 m high, that have to travel 20 km into Frederick Henry Bay. The waves arrive as low crests paralleling the beach (Fig. 4.70). The beach usually has a narrow dry high tide beach, commonly containing cusps, with a wider shallow low tide beach. Rips only occur when waves exceed 1 m.

Swimming

Swimming: The western end of Seven Mile and its day reserves are popular in summer. They provide good access to a low hazard beach under normal low waves. Bigger swell can however induce rips across the bar.

Surfing

Surfing: Seven Mile usually has low spilling beach breaks. Big south swell produces a right-hand break along the point. However it is a bit of a walk to the break, which can also be very popular when working.

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Information

About

Seven Mile Beach, TAS 7170

Length:
10.3km

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

Beach Key:
 tas0397

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 9:44 pm

Day 22°    Night 12°
16.8°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
1.34m
3 am
1.03m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 23°    Night 9°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
1.30m
4 am
1.04m
7 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Tue 11th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 12th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm

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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