Hope Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Hope Beach (T 413) commences on the western side of the bluffs and initially protrudes seaward as a sandy foreland in lee of Betsey Island, then curves to the west and west-southwest for 5 km to the base of Cape Direction. Wave height is 1 m in lee of the... Read more

Hope Beach (T 413) commences on the western side of the bluffs and initially protrudes seaward as a sandy foreland in lee of Betsey Island, then curves to the west and west-southwest for 5 km to the base of Cape Direction. Wave height is 1 m in lee of the island, quickly picking up to average 1.5 m along the rest of the beach which usually has a 100 m wide rip-dominated surf zone, with up to 25 rips cutting across the bar and a strong permanent rip against the cape. The beach is backed by 10-20 m high dunes extending up to 200 m inland, with the South Arm Road behind, then the large Ralphs Bay. A part of South Arm State Recreation Area is located in the centre of the beach with a car park and beach access across the dunes. Parts of the dunes are also mined for sand.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
10°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards


Strong Currents
Sunday, 24 Oct 6:04

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.


South Arm, TAS 7022
Length: 5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0413
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