Mermaids Beach (T 1230) is a curving 100 m long strip of sand, bounded by granite rocks, with rocks also outcropping across the low tide bar. It faces east into Anderson Bay and is backed by the tree-covered sloping reserve then the road. Old Pier Beach (T 1231) (also called... Read more
Mermaids Beach (T 1230) is a curving 100 m long strip of sand, bounded by granite rocks, with rocks also outcropping across the low tide bar. It faces east into Anderson Bay and is backed by the tree-covered sloping reserve then the road. Old Pier Beach (T 1231) (also called Murphys Beach) lies immediately to the south and is a slightly curving 200 m long east-facing beach and wide low tide terrace, with the remains of the old pier extending 500 m off the southern end, an indication of the shallow bay seafloor (Fig. 4.279). The beach is usually calm except under easterly winds, and consists of a low sand beach surrounded by rounded granite rocks and boulders. There is also a boat ramp on the southern side of the pier.
The eight Bridport bay beaches are all usually calm with a low hazard rating. Beware however of the many boulders along the beaches and the tidal channel and currents at the river mouth. Adams Beach offers the only surf and is more hazardous with rips occurring when waves exceed 0.5-1 m, particularly at low tide.
Adams Beach usually has beach breaks during westerly swell.Read less
Fri, 17 Aug 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
|Fri 17th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 18th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 20th||2 (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.