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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 17 Aug 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Weather

Friday 17, Aug 6:01 am

Day 13°    Night 6°
Showers. Becoming windy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

4 am
3.41m
11 am
0.54m
5 pm
3.50m
11 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Saturday 18, Aug

Day 11°    Night 6°
Showers clearing. Wind easing

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
3.34m
11 am
0.68m
5 pm
3.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 17, Aug to Fri 24, Aug


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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