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Taroona Beach (T 463) is located 1 km to the south on the southern side of rocky Crayfish Point, site of both marine and wildlife research centres and a sewage treatment plant. The 500 m long beach faces southeast down the Derwent estuary exposing it to waves averaging up to 0.5 m. These surge up a steep reflective beach with numerous rocks scattered along and off the beach. It is backed by the tree-dotted Taroona Park, then playing fields with a boat ramp at the northern end of the beach. A 50 m long cluster of rocks separates it from Hinsby Beach (T 464), which continues southwest for 250 m to the beginning of a higher cliffed section of shore. The beach is steep and narrow with numerous rocks along the shore. It is backed by houses in the north and steep tree-covered bluffs to the south, with public access in the centre at the end of Jenkins and Hinsby streets. The Alum Cliffs walking track commences on the top of the bluffs above the southern end of the beach and runs along the top of the 50-100 m high Alum Cliffs for 2 km to Tyndall Beach.
Beach Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

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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.


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Formal parking area
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