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, 26 May 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Wind: Westerly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning, turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots from late afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a light shower near Tasman Island in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
|Fri 26th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 27th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 28th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 29th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.