Four Mile Bluff - Beach in Low Head George Town TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Four Mile Bluff

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Four Mile Bluff is a low 600 m long basalt headland that protrudes up to 50 m seaward of the line of the adjoining beaches. Beach T 1191 extends from the northern end of the bluff for 1.8 km to the basalt rocks and boulders of Five Mile Bluff. This... Read more

Four Mile Bluff is a low 600 m long basalt headland that protrudes up to 50 m seaward of the line of the adjoining beaches. Beach T 1191 extends from the northern end of the bluff for 1.8 km to the basalt rocks and boulders of Five Mile Bluff. This is one of the more exposed and higher energy beaches on this section of coast with the westerly wind waves averaging up to 1.5 m. They maintain a 300 m wide double bar system consisting of an inner transverse bar and rip system, usually cut by six to seven rips, including a permanent rip against Five Mile Bluff, then a rhythmic outer bar (Fig. 4.268). The 150 m wide inner bar grades landwards into a high tide sand and cobble beach. The beach is backed by a semi-stable 10-15 m high foredune and recently vegetated Holocene transgressive dunes, which in the south extend for 3 km across the base of Five Mile Bluff to reach the eastern shoreline and beach T 1194. There is no public access to the beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
12°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards


Strong Currents
Saturday, 21 Sep 3:45

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.


Low Head, TAS 7253
Length: 1.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1191