Bluff Beach - Beach in Devonport Devonport TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Bluff Beach TAS

Bluff Beach (T 1136) is a low gradient 300 m long northeast-facing, sandy beach located on the more protected eastern side of Mersey Bluff (Fig. 4.250). The 20 m high Bluff and its rich aboriginal occupation sites is a major tourist destination and provides a good view of the beach.... Read more

Bluff Beach (T 1136) is a low gradient 300 m long northeast-facing, sandy beach located on the more protected eastern side of Mersey Bluff (Fig. 4.250). The 20 m high Bluff and its rich aboriginal occupation sites is a major tourist destination and provides a good view of the beach. The beach is backed by a large foreshore reserve containing the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club, a skate park, large car park and picnic and playground facilities (Fig. 4.251). Additional recreational facilities are also available on the Bluff. Waves average 0.5 m, while tides range up to 3 m, and combine to produce a very narrow high tide beach, with waves sometimes reaching the low backing seawall, while at low tide the low gradient beach may be up to 100 m wide. Rocks and rock flats begin to dominate off both ends of the beach.

Swimming

Bluff Beach is the least hazardous, because of the usually lower waves and fewer rips and the presence of the surf club. Coles Beach is moderately hazardous with rips forming when waves exceed 0.5 m, while Back Beach is one of the more hazardous on the west north coast, and is only suitable for board surfing.

Surfing

Coles Beach is the more popular, while more experienced surfers will also surf Back Beach being careful to avoid the many rocks. During a bigger north swell there are also breaks along the outer banks of the Mersey River mouth.

Read less

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Devonport SLSC

Information

About

Devonport, TAS 7310

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 tas1136

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:00 am

Day 14°    Night 8°
10.8°C
Showers clearing

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly during the day.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

12 am
3.53m
7 am
0.19m
1 pm
3.62m
8 pm
0.84m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 14°    Night 5°
Showers increasing

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the 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. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

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


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres later in the day.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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.

;