Old Pier Beach - Beach in Bridport Dorset TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Old Pier Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Adams Beach usually has beach breaks during westerly swell.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
12°C
UV Rating
5 / 11

Information Symbols

Other facilities
Jetty
Boat ramp
Saturday, 21 Sep 5:00

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.


Bridport, TAS 7262
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1231