Carlton Beach (T 392) is a popular summer surfing beach located 40 km east of Hobart. The Carlton Beach Road runs off the Carlton Road and provides good access to the beach. The beach is 2.7 km long and faces south-southwest towards the entrance to Frederick Henry Bay 15 km... Read more
Carlton Beach (T 392) is a popular summer surfing beach located 40 km east of Hobart. The Carlton Beach Road runs off the Carlton Road and provides good access to the beach. The beach is 2.7 km long and faces south-southwest towards the entrance to Frederick Henry Bay 15 km to the south. The Carlton River mouth, its deep inlet and neighbouring Carlton Bluff form the eastern boundary with 20 m high Spectacle Head to the west (Fig. 4.67). The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve containing a 10-15 m high foredune, then houses straddling each side of the Carlton Beach Road. Several walking tracks cross the dune to the beach. The Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club (CPBSLSC), founded in 1975, is located in a recreation reserve toward the eastern end of the beach (Fig. 4.68). While the beach is set deep within Frederick Henry Bay, owing to its southerly orientation it receives most southerly swell entering the bay, with waves averaging about 1 m and occasionally higher. These interact with the fine beach sand to maintain a low gradient beach and surf zone, with a 50-100 m wide bar often cut by rips spaced about every 200 m along the beach. In addition there is a permanent rip against Spectacle Head, and strong tidal currents flowing off the eastern end of the beach out of the 100 m wide Carlton River mouth.Read less
Fri, 21 Oct 16:05
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Fri, 21 Oct 15:42
Warning to Sheep Graziers
Wind: North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain, with possible hail at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Caution: Wind gusts in excess of 50 knots are possible during the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.
Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wind: Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Fri 21st||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sat 22nd||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm|
|Sun 23rd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm|
|Mon 24th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm|
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.