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

Old Pier Beach TAS

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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bridport, TAS 7262

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas1231

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Other facilities
  • Jetty
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 19, Nov 10:51 am

Day 21°    Night 10°
16°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Below 1 metre, mainly westerly.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
3.07m
2 am
0.88m
9 pm
2.94m
3 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov

Day 22°    Night 12°
Rain developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Tide

9 am
3.06m
3 am
0.95m
10 pm
2.95m
4 pm
0.95m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 19, Nov to Mon 26, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Tide


UV

Mon 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:40 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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