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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

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

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:49 am

Day 16°    Night 2°
5.6°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: South to southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore in the early morning.

Tide

1 am
0.73m
5 am
0.53m
12 pm
1.12m
7 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 15°    Night 3°
Showers increasing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then northwesterly in the late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
0.73m
6 am
0.57m
1 pm
1.15m
8 pm
0.13m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:20 pm
Wed 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm
Thu 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 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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