Muirs Beach (T 185) lies on the north side of Coles Bay headland. It curves to the north, then northwest for 1.8 km and faces southwest into Great Oyster Bay. The beach is backed by a densely vegetated low foredune, then a narrow wetland through which the deflected Saltwater Creek... Read more
Muirs Beach (T 185) lies on the north side of Coles Bay headland. It curves to the north, then northwest for 1.8 km and faces southwest into Great Oyster Bay. The beach is backed by a densely vegetated low foredune, then a narrow wetland through which the deflected Saltwater Creek flows the length of the beach to break out against the northern rocks. It receives slightly higher waves than the other Coles Bay beaches, with waves averaging over 0.5 m and producing a narrow, continuous bar along the beach. During occasional higher waves rips cross the bar, particularly towards the northern end. There is good road access to either end of the beach, together with a tidal pool and launching ramp at the southern Coles Bay end, while the Coles Bay caravan park is located behind the northern end.
All the Freycinet Park and Coles Bay beaches are relatively safe owing to their protected locations away from high swell and usually low wave to calm conditions. Be careful however at Wineglass Bay as it is isolated and there is deep water right off the beach and any swell surges heavily up the beach, with a strong shorebreak in bigger swell. Hazards Beach and most of the Coles Bay beaches are more protected, apart from Muirs Beach, which in a bigger swell may have rips cutting across the bar.Read less
Beach Patrols Change Day
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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0185