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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.

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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

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:15 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
16.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  13°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
3.28m
9 am
0.96m
3 pm
3.20m
10 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 17°    Night 8°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
3.29m
10 am
0.98m
4 pm
3.20m
10 pm
0.59m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 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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