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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

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

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16/02

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17/02

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18/02

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19/02

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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 19, Feb 10:43 pm

Day 16°    Night 9°
9.4°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots late morning then tending southwesterly in the west in the evening.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and hail.

Tide

6 am
3.25m
12 am
0.89m
6 pm
3.12m
12 pm
0.71m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 20°    Night 8°
Possible afternoon shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Swell: West to northwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

6 am
3.22m
1 am
0.96m
7 pm
3.09m
1 pm
0.73m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to northwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:00 pm
Mon 20th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 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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