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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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

Thursday 14, Dec 7:11 pm

Day 23°    Night 17°
21.5°C
Windy. Clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable 10 to 20 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

9 am
3.22m
3 am
0.80m
10 pm
3.00m
4 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 20°    Night 12°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
3.14m
4 am
0.95m
11 pm
2.96m
4 pm
0.69m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Westerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 15th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 16th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 17th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 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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