Wineglass Bay - Beach in Coles Bay Glamorgan Spring Bay TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Wineglass Bay TAS

Wineglass Bay (T 160) is one of the more photogenic beaches in Australia, and certainly the most photographed in Tasmania. The view from the saddle track over The Hazards highlights the beautiful curving, brilliant white sand beach, with a foreground of bright blue water, and background of dense green vegetation.... Read more

Wineglass Bay (T 160) is one of the more photogenic beaches in Australia, and certainly the most photographed in Tasmania. The view from the saddle track over The Hazards highlights the beautiful curving, brilliant white sand beach, with a foreground of bright blue water, and background of dense green vegetation. It is a good hour’s hike to the bay from the Parsons Cove car park, with the best view from the saddle. The beach itself is 1.7 km long and curves round in a northeast-facing arc (Fig. 4.28). Waves are relatively low averaging 0.5-1 m and decreasing in height into the southern corner. They surge up a steep, white sand usually cusped beach face, with no bar and deep water right off the beach. The beach is backed by a low vegetated dune, which forms the eastern side of the 1.5 km wide isthmus bordered in the west by Hazards Beach (T 170). Indigo Creek occasionally drains across the more protected southern end of the beach, with boats often moored off the corner.To the south of Wineglass Bay are 20 km of exposed steep, rugged granite shoreline bordered by 100m high Cape Forestier in the north and 60 m high Cape Degerando to the south.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Coles Bay, TAS 7215

Length:
1.7km

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

Beach Key:
 tas0160

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Marine Warnings

Tue, 28 May 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Tue, 28 May 21:54
Warning to Sheep Graziers


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