Single Tree Plain (s) - Beach in Bellingham George Town TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Single Tree Plain (s)

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Beach T 1217 commences at the small sandy river mouth (Fig. 4.274) and curves gently to the northeast for 4.8 km to a 100 m wide outcrop of greywacke that divides the beach in two. Waves average about 1 m at the river mouth increasing to 1.5 m along most... Read more

Beach T 1217 commences at the small sandy river mouth (Fig. 4.274) and curves gently to the northeast for 4.8 km to a 100 m wide outcrop of greywacke that divides the beach in two. Waves average about 1 m at the river mouth increasing to 1.5 m along most of the beach. These maintain an inner low tide bar cut by 15-20 rips spaced every 150-200 m, with a permanent rip against the boundary rocks. A rhythmic outer bar extends most of the way along the beach with more widely spaced rips. The beach is backed by a continuous hummocky stable foredune, apart from a blowout 200 m east of the river mouth and several small creeks that drain through the dunes and across the beach. The foredune is backed by massive, predominantly vegetated, longwalled Holocene parabolic dunes that extend up to 6 km inland, with more subdued Pleistocene dunes extending up to 14 km to Bridport. Some of the inner parabolics are still active, however there has been considerable stabilisation of the dunes in the past 30 years.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
2 / 11

Hazards


Strong Currents
Saturday, 15 May 8:37

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.


Bellingham, TAS 7254
Length: 4.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1217
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