Tasmania Beaches

Tasmania Beaches are the epitome of Island Life – white sandy beaches, clear blue waters.  Even with low temperatures, you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, sailing, diving, surfing and swimming all year round.  Its coastline is fairly underdeveloped, and offers simplicity – getting back to basics – pure simply enjoyment.  Go kayaking on the still waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, or head to Bruny Island which is home to over 130 different birds, including the Little Penguin.  Hobart is the Capital of Tasmania is home to the Derwent River, a favorite for daily fishing or sailing.  To start planning your Tasmania beach vacation, << Click Here >> for our Tasmania Travel Guide.  Here are your best bets for great beaches in Tasmania:

Bay of Fires

On Tasmania’s north east coast, The Bay of Fires is a gently scalloped series of glorious powder white sand beaches backed with sea grasses and framed with huge orange lichen-covered boulders. Bay of Fires certainly is in the running to be one of the best beaches in Tasmania.  Behind the beaches are several lagoons and inlets brimming with bird life, which are protected in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.  This is the perfect place to go beach combing and swimming when the aquamarine sea is calm.  The water is so translucent that it is also great to go diving and snorkeling in the lagoons, inlets and bays to discover sponges, weedy sea dragons, rock lobsters and abalone and much more.  The Moresco Restaurant is a fabulous spot to soak up the views over this Tasmania beach while feasting on inspired dishes of local seafood and Cape Grim beef.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania Australia

Bay of Fires

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Adventure Bay is a long scallop of Eastern-facing sandy beach that stretches from Fluted Cape in the south to the isthmus called The Neck that connects South Bruny and North Bruny islands.  It is a popular spot for swimming as it isone of the island’s more sheltered beaches. The bustling little township of Adventure Bay is an island hub.  This is also where you can see fairy penguins and mutton birds returning to their nests at dusk. In the south there are terrific bush walks around Fluted Cape.

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island Tasmania

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Boat Harbor Beach

Located on Tasmania’s north west coast, just 15 minutes from the Burnie/Wynyard Airport, Boat Harbor Beach is a locals’ secret.  It is a gorgeous crescent-shaped beach tucked beneath the hillside of a pretty little holiday village.  With lots of low-key beach houses overlooking the beach, this is the perfect spot for an old-fashioned beach holiday in Tasmania.  Lifesavers from the Boat Harbor Surf Life Saving Club patrol through the summer months and the crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and diving.  A walkway winds along Port Road from the beach to the top of the escarpment giving spectacular views of the pristine sands with vistas of Table Cape to the east and Rocky Cape to the west. It’s a perfect Tasmania beach for a summer holiday.  Another trail leads from Boat Harbor Beach right through to the Postman’s Track at Sisters Beach in Rocky Cape National Park.  Seabreeze, a terrific little restaurant with views of the water and rolling green hills, serves up local oysters, scallops and fish as well as Cape Grim beef, thin crust pizzas and local Tasmanian beers and Tasmanian wines.

Boat Harbor Beach, Tasmania

Boat Harbor Beach

Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula

Completely surrounded by the Tasman National Park on the Tasman Peninsula, Fortescue Bay is a secluded wilderness beach of sugar-white sand that is generally quite safe because it is protected by headlands of high dolerite cliffs.  The magnificent cliffs near Fortescue Bay would be enough to win it the prize of being one of the best beaches in Tasmania.  It is also a popular boating destination because of the sheltered waters and good fishing and there is a boat launching ramp.  There are toilets, fresh water, a token-operated shower, camp sites, gas barbecues and fireplaces with firewood for sale.  There are excellent day walks to places like Canoe Bay with its shipwreck offshore and through heath and woodland to get fabulous views of the steep cliffs and unusual rock formations at Cape Hauy.

Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula Tasmania

Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula

Wine Glass Bay/Hazards Beach

Renowned for its picturesque crystal blue waters and fine quartz sand, Wineglass Bay is the main attraction within the Freycinet National Park of Tasmania’s east coast.  Wineglass Bay is one of the top-rated beaches in Australia, and a premier destination for hikers in Freycinet National Park. A great way to see Wineglass Bay and the beautiful beach on the opposite side of the peninsula is to hike Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit.

Wineglass Bay is on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula and is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. This crescent of white sand and sapphire-colored water with pink and grey granite peaks is one of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments. It’s a great location for fishing, sailing, kayaking, rock-climbing, or just soaking up the spectacular coastal scenery. Wineglass Bay has become a favorite honeymoon destination for couples with secluded sandy beaches, luxurious eco-lodges, and fine cuisine.  The Freycinet Peninsula is an adventure of pure indulgence.

Hazards Beach is a long, lovely beach stretching a couple kilometers down the west coast of Freycinet Peninsula. Walk south down the beach and keep an eye on the sand below your feet, where you may spot crabs washed up on the beach.

Wine Glass Bay Hazards Beach, Tasmania

Wine Glass Bay/Hazards Beach

Bicheno Beach

Bicheno is one of the east coast’s best-loved holiday destinations. Aside from swimming, foreshore walks, beach combing and some of the east coast’s finest fishing, Bicheno offers fantastic wildlife experiences. See Little Penguins return to their burrows on an evening penguin experience, join a guided tour to see Tasmanian devils, and encounter native wildlife at the East Coast Natureworld. Go snorkeling at Waub’s Bay to see abundant marine life or, for experienced scuba divers, explore the Governor Island Marine Reserve. You can also experience the underwater environment from the comfort of the glass bottom boat tour. Or, visit nearby Douglas Apsley National Park to see native forests, waterfalls and dramatic scenery.  Bicheno also has great cafes and restaurants, shops and a huge choice of accommodation. And, if you’re visiting in the spring, don’t miss the chance to taste luscious east coast produce and cuisine at the annual Bicheno Food and Wine Festival—a celebration of the region’s best food and wine, held here each November.

Bicheno Beach, Tasmaina Australia

Bicheno Beach

 

26 Comments

  1. Ben

    Hey Leahrae ! Great post again. I really love your articles, the heavenly places you make us discover. Tasmania looks like such a great place to be. That’s definitely an island I would like to go in the future. The bay of fire looks really stunning. Thanks for that short virtual trip! 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Ben 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed reading about Tasmania Beaches! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  2. amirpan alphonius

    Wow, those beaches are beautiful. I hope that one day I get the chance to visit Bicheno beach.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree! They are beautiful! Hopefully one day you can. I do think you would enjoy. Thank you for reading about Tasmania Beaches.

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  3. michel duhamel

    I had no idea Tasmania had so many beaches to check out. Actually, I had no idea about Tasmania to begin with.
    It really is breathtaking, and your cool video really brought the experience someone would have to life, so well done on that!

    Tasmania is certainly on my to-do-list now 🙂

    Have a great day!
    -Mike

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Michael, most people do not associate Tasmania with beautiful beaches, or as a vacation destination. It truly is a slice of paradise. Thanks for reading about Tasmania Beaches.

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  4. Amanda

    I had no idea Tasmania was in Australia. And I always assumed it was more of a jungle or something. What would a trip to Tasmania from the United States cost, relatively? Just a plain trip nothing too fancy.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Your flight will be the most expensive. Right now flights are around $1,200. But you can actually get a decent (not a dump) hotel for from $45 a night up. Of course, the more luxurious, the higher the price. If you would like me to put together a package for you, I can. It really varies on what time of year you go.

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  5. Alfred James

    Great article! I Love beaches and I can say that we have all our life to continue visiting beaches around the world, thanks for share.

    Also, I loved the video is really amazing for a visual experience, I hope I can visit these places one day, it would be amazing, great website. keep doing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Alfred. It’s a passion of mine for sure!

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  6. Victor

    Ahh.. man this is so cool. You make wanna leave everything behind for some months weeks, and just enjoy the summer warm beaches and the warm sun in your face looks amazing. I’m excited to travel the world, and I’m definitely going to do that. I mean before you die you have to atleast been all the places of the earth. Expercience this beautiful planet before it’s time to leave

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, that is exactly what I want 🙂

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  7. Karin

    This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for the detailed description of all those gorgeous beaches. I am looking for small more secluded accommodations and it sounds like that there are not so many large hotels along those beaches. Am I right about that? How crowded will those beaches get? I love to just relax and either one of those beaches sounds like a dream. What would be the best time to visit Tasmania? Thanks for a great site and I will make sure to come back often.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The best time to visit is during their summer season which is December to February. It is their busy season, but you will not find the beaches as crowded as other areas.

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  8. Alex

    Hi Leahrae,
    It seems like paradise… White sand and that clear water looks wonderful for a great vacations!
    The color of the rocks are amazing! I live in Portugal that is almost surround by sea and there are beautiful beaches here, but those ones are so different from ours!
    The photos and the movie are just amazing!
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place!
    Alex

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Alex! Yes, you live in a beautiful area too! I will be covering your beaches as well.

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  9. Najee Pearson

    I love travel and I think I just stumbled upon the best site for just that. I’m constantly looking for new places to add to my bucket list of destinations and I think I just found the next place. Of all the beaches you highlighted, my favorite is Boat Harbor Beach. This just looks absolutely beautiful, and I hope I get to visit there some day! Thanks for this article!

    Najee (AllThingsBinary)

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome and thank you for visiting my site! I am glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  10. Dylan

    Wow I never knew there were such clear beaches in Tasmania. I love the idea of clear water and white beaches! I could definitely use that in my life right now.

    For some reason I always though Tasnmania was in Africa but I guess I was wrong. It’s pretty cool that there are penguins all over the place too. Just a quick question, are there any cities around these beaches or are you only going for the beaches?

    Thanks for the amazing post, I hope get to go one day!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The cities are all on the coast. The beaches are all within city limits. If you look at Tasmania and Australia, nearly all cities are coastal 🙂

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  11. Thegolfmole

    Wow what a nice site, I’ve come to the right site in preparation for my holiday, I was pleasantly surprised to find what I’m looking for under one roof, your content is truly Informative and beneficial in many ways, thanks keep up the good work, I’m bookmarking this page right now.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much, it is definitely a passion of mine !

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  12. Daggok

    Hello

    Tasmania Beaches…. you actually made me dream with them!
    It sounds like an awesome place to expend your vacations and there are so many activities to do.

    Bays of fire is the place where I would go to swing, white arena and clear water sounds just perfect.

    I found that offer of 60% off for my hotel to be a good choice for me, these travels are always kind of expensive so saving some money is always great!.

    Ruben

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading about Tasmania Ruben. Yes, it is always nice to save a little for vacation. Just gives you more spending money 🙂

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  13. Melissa

    Oh my goodness, this looks like heaven! The descriptions here are so vivid, I can practically smell the ocean air. Boat Harbor Beach looks especially tempting, and perhaps more family-friendly with the lifeguards. I’ve got a little one who’s just learning to swim. Which would you suggest for a family with young children?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would probably pick Bicheno Beach for the best family-friendly beach spot. Thanks for reading!

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