Margate Beach is one of the shleltered beaches situated near Hobart, Tasmania's capital city. It is located in the seaside suburb of Sandy Beach and is closed to shops and cafes. The beach boasts superb and excellent amenities including picnic areas and scenic walking trails. It is near the Dru Point Bicentennial Park and offer visitors a birdlife sanctuary area, playground and tennis court. There is also a picnic and barbeque areas which make an ideal destination for family outings. Aside from water related activities, tourists can also enjoy and relax by browsing to the many shops and tasting the locals' specialties.
Opposum Bay is a quaint village and a favorite destination for families especially with young children because of the shallow, calm and comparatively warmer water than the open sea. Opposum Bay beach is a curving 600 metre long west facing beach, sheltered in the south by a 200 metre long headland. The back of the beach are lined with beach houses and several boat sheds. Among the highlights of this getaway destination is its number one holiday shack, the Lighthouse, situated right on the beach. The lighthouse boasts a creative, unique design and appeal. It features large bedrooms for accommodations. It is perfect for visitors who wants a relaxing and convenient place to stay right directly on the beach. For boat owners, the bay is just a short joy ride away from Hobart. Tourists will get to enjoy fishing, eating, safe swimming, exploring over rocks and wildlife in Opposum Bay.
Clifton Beach is 2.1 km long and a popular surfing destination which is only 30 minutes drive from the city centre. It is a secluded beach with excellent surf conditions favoured by the more experienced surfers. The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve which incorporates coastal dunes behind the central and eastern part of the beach. The safe spot for swimming is towards the western end where it is patrolled by lifesavers. The highlight attractions in Clifton Beach are the regular board riding, the lifesaving events and the carnivals held throughout the year. Clifton Beach is also an ideal destination for families where kids of all ages will get to enjoy a lot of fun-filled entertainments.
Carlton Beach is 2.7 km long and a popular summer surfing beach located 40 km east of Hobart. The Carlton Beach Road that runs off the Carlton Road is the access to the beach. The whole beach is backed by a coastal reserve containing a 10-15 metre high foredune where holiday houses straddles each side of the Carlton Beach Road. There are also several walking trails that cross the dune to the beach. The Carlton Rivermouth on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach that has reasonably consistent surf. Its deep inlet and neighbouring Carlton Bluff forms the eastern boundary with 20 metre high Spectacle Head to the west. Carlton Beach is a great spot for a family holiday getaway with a wide range of attractions, fun-filled water activities, good amenities and accommodations.
Long Beach is a sheltered beach situated in Sandy bay and one of Hobart's popular swimming beaches. It is best describe as Hobart's summer playground where electric barbeques, picnic facilities and public amenities are all accessible to visitors. Holiday makers can experience the relaxing atmosphere and frolic along the beach and park. It is a perfect destination to spend one's holiday snorkelling, sailing, sunbathing and swimming. The beach provides stunning views of the city with its calm water and golden sand. Long Beach is also closed to shops, restaurants and cafes. For visitors who fancy for a bite, the award winning seafood restaurant, Prossers on the Beach is just a stone 's throw away.
Tasmania's beaches boast spectacular coastal scenery including sheltered bays perfect for swimming and water sports. Its assortment of seaside villages offer bucket loads of charm, pure sand and the most crystal-like water you could possibly imagine.