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.

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Devonport SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

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
  • Camping
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities
  • Seawall

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec 12:41 am

Day 20°    Night 11°
18.6°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
3.30m
9 am
1.06m
3 pm
3.16m
9 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 22°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
3.30m
10 am
1.05m
3 pm
3.14m
10 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 11th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 14th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 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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