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Top Beaches in Tasmania

by Courtney Thomson

On your Big Lap of Australia, you may be wondering how best to spend your precious time in Tasmania. Well, there’s no better place than the beach. Tasmania is home to some of the most dazzling and spectacular beaches in the world, so for those of you travelling Australia, we have collated our top picks of Tasmania’s finest. Enjoy.

1. BAY OF FIRES

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The slice of coastal heaven stretches over 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. This beach only holds the highest standards of beauty, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Walk along icing-sugar-like beaches, or swim in the calm, cool waters.If you’re camping Australia and you’re down south, then treat yourself to a luxury eco-lodge experience, or choose a campsite with equally incredible views.

You can find out more about Bay of Fires here.

2. ADVENTURE BAY, BRUNY ISLAND

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Bruny Island provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Explore the island on spectacular bushwalks, coastal tracks or beach strolls, or explore the coastline and its gems via eco cruise, sail boat, or kayak. As you discover the island and its secrets, don’t be surprised if you come across any of the island’s native wildlife, such as fur seals, fairy penguins, albatross, wedge tailed eagles, and white wallabies. 

Stunning views and amazing wildlife is not the only thing this island has to offer. Delectable cuisine is also at your fingertips as the island’s restaurants and cafes offer a variety of artisan cheese, oysters, seafood, berries, fudge, wine, whisky, gin, and beer.

You can find out more about Bruny Island here.

3. BOAT HARBOUR BEACH

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Boat Harbour Beach has the kind of pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters that dreams are made of. But dreams can become reality once you visit this picture-perfect destination. The calm seas are perfect for adults and kids alike, and if that isn’t enough, dine in at one of the north coast’s best casual eateries in the surf lifesaving club.You can find out more about Boat Harbour Beach here.

4. FORTESCUE BAY, TASMAN PENINSULA

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Sweeping sandy arc, backed up by thick forested slopes – this is the signature mark of Fortescue Bay, located 12km down a gravel road from the highway (the turn-off is halfway between Taranna and Port Arthur). The bay is stepped in history as it was used as the station sites during the convict period, where relayed messages would be sent to and from Eaglehawk Neck. Early last century, a timber mill was constructed, but was later closed down in 1952. To this day the mill is still visible over the top of the distant hillside.You can find out more about Fortescue Bay here.

5. MARIA ISLAND

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Embark on the rare four day guided walk on Maria Island, where you can find the opportunity to immerse in Tasmanian wildlife, superb scenery, and astonishing history. With its prestigious national park and honorary reputation, you can’t dig any deeper into the spirit of Tasmania than on Maria Island.You can find out more about Maria Island here.

6. PORKY BEACH, KING ISLAND

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King Island is home to some of the rarest sceneries and wildlife on earth. Want to get in tune with your touch with nature? There’s no better place to do so than on King Island, located off the north-west coast of Tasmania.And who knew you could be so close to nature whilst playing on two of the most stunning world-class golf courses on the island: Cape Wickham (24th best in the world according to Golf Digest) and Ocean Dunes. The island’s museum and cultural centre in the town of Currie offers insight into its interesting stories, and guided trailers around the island provide first-hand looks at the island’s produce, culture, history, flora and fauna.You can find out more about Porky Beach here.

7. TROUSERS POINT, FLINDERS ISLAND

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Flinders Island offers a range of amazing experiences to knock off your bucket list, from walking along beautiful, long deserted beaches, to fishing in thriving waters, to going on lazy scenic drives. Flinders has it all.Camping travellers can camp in the wilderness, or relax in luxury at seaside resorts, or even stay at a local farm Bed and Breakfast – either way, this is going to be a trip like no other. And to top it all off, you’ll have the opportunity to see the gorgeous pink and grey granite mountain ranges of the Strzelecki National Park, and meet plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.Sounds pretty amazing, right?You can find out more about Flinders Island here.

8. SISTERS BEACH

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If you’re an enthusiastic traveller who wants only the most authentic, gritty camping experience, then Sisters Beach is for you. With roughly 380 people living in Sisters Beach, we can guarantee peace and quiet will be an easy feat. Chances are you won’t find any new homes here, nor any cell phone reception, but that’s the best part! This is your chance to break away from the stresses of the outside world, and get back to the roots of what life is.

The Rocky Cape National Park, which is where Sisters Beach is located, is home to a collection of ancient caves that were once used by the Tasmanian Aboriginals. Step out of your comfort zone and into the scenic world of Sisters Beach.

You can find out more about Sisters Beach here.

9. WINEGLASS BAY

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Nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania, Wineglass Bay is adorned with stunning landscapes and pristine white sandy beaches. With impossibly clear waters and a breathtaking backdrop of pink granite mountains, Wineglass Bay is your chance to escape into fantasy. Local wildlife and walking trails are also within easy distance.You can find out more about Wineglass Bay here.

10. OCEAN BEACH

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As Tasmania’s longest beach, at a whopping 40 kilometre stretch, Ocean Beach is for sure a sight to behold. The waves are fierce, so you won’t want to go swimming here, but the views alone are more than worthwhile – especially at sunset. Watch the sun dip majestically into the sea, or enjoy a light picnic on its fine sand. Ocean Beach is the place to be.

You can find out more about Ocean Beach here.

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