Carlton Beach - Beach in Carlton Sorell TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Carlton Beach TAS

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.

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Carlton Park SLSC

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Information

About

Carlton, TAS 7173

Length:
2.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas0392

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:56 am

Day 26°    Night 14°
18.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower near Tasman Island at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
1.19m
8 pm
0.78m
1 pm
0.07m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning then south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.17m
12 am
0.59m
9 pm
0.80m
2 pm
0.08m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 26th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:00 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.

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