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Blackmans Bay is a 700 m wide east-facing semi-circular bay backed by the small township of Blackmans Bay and containing Blackmans Bay Beach (T 467). The beach curves between bordering sandstone points and rock platforms. It is sheltered by its orientation and the southern Flowerpot Point from direct swell, with waves averaging under 0.5 m and decreasing into the southern corner. The low waves maintain a steep reflective beach, which during higher waves grades to a low tide terrace along the northern end. The beach is backed by a low grassy foredune, then Ocean Esplanade together with a large northern car park, a central sailing club and boat ramp and several boat sheds towards the southern end, with the houses of Blackmans Bay rising behind.
Beach Length: 0.9km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area
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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.