Shoal Bay - Beach in Rheban Glamorgan Spring Bay TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Shoal Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Shoal Bay lies to the west of the isthmus. The bay faces west into Mercury Passage and is further protected by Point Lesueur in the north and Point Mauge to the south, with only very low reflected waves reaching the low energy shore. The beach (MI 4) commences in lee... Read more

Shoal Bay lies to the west of the isthmus. The bay faces west into Mercury Passage and is further protected by Point Lesueur in the north and Point Mauge to the south, with only very low reflected waves reaching the low energy shore. The beach (MI 4) commences in lee of Point Lesueur at Chinamans Bay, where it faces south. It trends east, then curves to the southeast, south and finally southwest for 5.5 km, terminating in lee of Point Mauge. As the name of the bay suggests the beach is fronted by extensive sand flats, particularly in the south. Sand has been moving into the bay during the Holocene and the northern half of the beach has prograded up to 500 m into the bay, as a series of up to 15 low foredune ridges. In the north the Crooked McGuiness Lagoon wetland separates the Riedle Bay dunes from the Shoal Bay foredunes. The dunes do link in the centre where the isthmus narrows to 150 m. The main vehicle and walking track runs parallel to the dunes 100 m in from the shore.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

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Camping
Toilets
Friday, 7 Feb 6:33

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.


Rheban, TAS 7190
Includes beaches: Beaching Bay, Red Rock Point (e), Riedle Bay, Encampment Cove, Goldings Reef, Guards Lagoon, Point Lesueur, Goodstone Point (w)
Length: 5.5km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: tasM04