Don Heads (w) - Beach in Devonport Devonport TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Don Heads (w)

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The western Don Heads beach (T 1130) is a cobble recurved spit which is attached at its western end to the base of the 50 m high heads, and curves to the southeast for 200 m into the river entrance. An earlier recurve has impounded a 2 ha wetland, which... Read more

The western Don Heads beach (T 1130) is a cobble recurved spit which is attached at its western end to the base of the 50 m high heads, and curves to the southeast for 200 m into the river entrance. An earlier recurve has impounded a 2 ha wetland, which is encircled by the Don Heads Nature Trail. The narrow cobble ridge is fronted by 100-200 m wide intertidal rock flats, with the river channel hugging the eastern tip and rear of the spit (Fig. 4.247). The beach is accessible by car from the Don Heads Road.

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Devonport, TAS 7310
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1130