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Clifton Beach is a popular surfing beach located about 25 km southeast of Hobart. The Clifton Beach Road runs to the western end of the beach, providing access to a small beachfront holiday settlement and the Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club, which was established in 1963. The entire beach... Read more

Clifton Beach is a popular surfing beach located about 25 km southeast of Hobart. The Clifton Beach Road runs to the western end of the beach, providing access to a small beachfront holiday settlement and the Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club, which was established in 1963. The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve, which incorporates coastal dunes behind the central and eastern part of the beach. The now vegetated dunes have transgressed up to 300 m inland rising to more than 20 m, with dense vegetation behind, then the shallow southern shores of circular Pipe Clay Lagoon. The beach is bordered by 54 m high Cape Deslacs in the east and 50 m high rocky cliffs in the west that run south for 3.5 km rising to 100 m high at Cape Contrariety.The beach is 2.1 km long and faces south-southeast into Storm Bay exposing it to all southerly swell. Waves average 1-1.5 m and maintain a moderately steep beach fronted by a continuous bar which is cut by rips every 200 m during and following high waves, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.

Swimming

Clifton can be a hazardous beach, particularly when waves exceed 1 m and rips are present. The safest swimming is toward the western end in the patrolled area. Stay clear of the rocks and avoid the rips.

Surfing

Clifton picks up any south swell and will always produce a series of beach breaks, which work best up to 2 m. The southern breaks are accessible from the surf club car park, while to access the northern end of the beach requires a trek over the dunes.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

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23°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

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Thursday, 21 Oct 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.


Lower Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0457
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