Looking for The Best Beaches in Tasmania? Here is our list.
If there is one thing you will not have trouble finding on your Tasmanian adventure, there are plenty of top Tasmania beaches! Tasmania, as an island, has plenty of coastlines, and luckily for us all, a lot of them are made up of absolutely fantastic beaches.
Australia is known for its laid-back ‘surfie’ image, but for some reason, everyone believes that the best beaches can be found on the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, or in Western Australia. When you see white sands and azure blue water, you will understand why we think Tasmania’s beaches are the best in Australia!
From the sun-drenched East Coast to the wilds of the West Coast and from the off-shore islands of the North West to Australia’s most southerly point, these are the best Tasmania beaches you should visit on your adventure.
The beautiful Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s northeast coast is one of the world’s best beaches. This remote conservation area is about two and a half hours’ drive from the nearest airport in Launceston, and you will feel as if you have left everything behind!
This coastal area comprises numerous rock gullies that form small and large beaches and inlets to explore. Even though it has grown in popularity in recent years, even at peak times, it does not feel crowded, and it is easy to find a beach to yourself.
The beaches are stunning, with white, crystal clear, powdery sand, aqua water, and the startling contrast of bright orange, lichen-covered boulders. They are also in pristine condition, with no visible trash or signs of human activity.
Wineglass Bay is not only one of Tasmania’s most beautiful beaches, but it is also one of the most stunning spots on the island. The excellent combo of shining blue water and dazzling white beach, framed by the grey and pink peaks of the Hazards, creates a magnificent sheltered waterway. One of the highlights is the short walk to the viewpoint, which offers sweeping views of the bay and an ideal viewpoint for watching the abundant birdlife in the area.
This is not the most accessible beach to get to, which adds to its charm. It is about a one-hour hike from the Freycinet car park. While not particularly long, the path is steep, with numerous stairs leading up and down a mountain pass. Campers and hikers will enjoy this beach the most.
Like the rest of Australia, Tasmania is known for its beautiful beaches. Beautiful beaches can be found on an island known for its forests and wilderness. Denison Beach on Tasmania’s East Coast is a seemingly endless stretch of white sand. This is the longest secret beach in Tasmania. The beach, hidden behind dunes, is accessible via several paths, and there are a few places to stop along the Tasman Highway.
The beach is impressive, with untouched white sand and rolling surf. Denison Beach is ideal for a peaceful swim while driving along the coast. Remember that the beach is mostly un-patrolled and that the surf can be dangerous. If you plan on spending time at the beach, bring sun shelter and plenty of water, as the wind and sun will dry you out.
Hopground Beach, a 700-metre-long curve of beach on Maria Island between the intriguingly named Painted Cliffs and Magistrates Point, is the best beach in Tasmania because it is perhaps more than any other Tasmanian beach.
The Painted Cliffs are the beach’s main attraction, with eye-catching honeycomb designs in the sandstone that natural forces have shaped over thousands of years. Hopground Beach is Tasmania’s most adventurous beach, with the best marine reserves for snorkelling and diving. This beach has become a popular destination for nature lovers due to its mesmerising array of yellow, red, and orange painted cliffs. It is an excellent bird-watching location where you can see various birds.
Boat Harbour Beach is the most beautiful unspoiled beach on Tasmania’s north coast. Boat Harbor, Tasmania’s best swimming beach, is about a 30-minute drive from Burnie and is generally lovely and calm, with smaller, family-friendly waves. There are rock pools to explore and scenic views all around.
You might see a dolphin, seal, or whale if you are fortunate. Because of its sheltered location, the ocean is a beautiful aquamarine blue, and the beach is ideal for swimming. Boat Harbour Beach is well-known for its fine white sands that have weathered from the quartzite rocks common along this stretch of coastline.