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Waubs Bay TAS

Waubs Bay is the name of the anchorage in lee of Peggys Point and the site of the main boat ramp on the point. The ramp is protected by a small groyne and there are usually a few boats moored in the bay. Within the 500 m wide bay are... Read more

Waubs Bay is the name of the anchorage in lee of Peggys Point and the site of the main boat ramp on the point. The ramp is protected by a small groyne and there are usually a few boats moored in the bay. Within the 500 m wide bay are two protected north-facing beaches (T 144 and 145). Beach T 144 is a 100 m long pocket of sand located on the western side of the bay, while the main beach (T 145) extends for 200 m along the southern shore of the bay, with rounded granite rocks bordering and separating the two beaches (Fig. 4.26). The beaches receive low refracted waves averaging about 0.5 m. These surge up the steep, narrow beach, with a narrow attached bar present during higher waves. Higher waves also produce a heavy shorebreak, particularly at the rocky western end of the bay. Beach Street runs down to the middle of the beach where there is a car park and toilet facilities. The town of Bicheno is located on the slopes to the south of the bay, with a hotel on the eastern point. A 4 km long foreshore walking track follows the rocky coast around Peggys Point past the boat harbour in The Gulch to the blowhole and Rice Beach and on to Muirs Rock beach.

Swimming

Waubs Bay offers the safest swimming, while if swimming at Redbill stay at the lower energy southern end. The northern spit end can be dominated by strong rips. Diamond Beach is relatively safe, particularly when connected to the island, however it is isolated.

Surfing

The northern end of Redbill, also known as Surf Beach, is the best location to find ridable beach breaks, with the north side of Diamond Island providing a right-hand break during bigger swell.

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Bicheno SLSC

Information

About

Bicheno, TAS 7215

Length:
0.1km

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

Beach Key:
 tas0144

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities
  • Groyne

Marine Warnings

Wed, 28 Aug 05:35
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Wed, 28 Aug 04:00
Warning to Sheep Graziers


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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