6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

6 of the BEST beach in Tasmania, Australia

For a small state Tasmania has a lot going for it, and you should definitely give the “Apple Isle” more than a few days.

Tassie has some of Australia’s most important historical sites like World Heritage Port Arthur, delicious local produce that you must get a taste of, unspoilt wilderness in places like the Gordon River and Bruny Island, and charming walkable cities filled with sandstone buildings like Hobart.

And then there are the beaches! Some of the most scenic and uncrowded beaches you will find anywhere in Australia. They’re not famous for surfing or warm temperatures for swimming, but if you want some serious eye candy and a beautiful beach to stroll along, Tassie has them.

Below are photos of my 6 favourite beaches from our month long road trip that you must set foot on:

1. Hazards Beach

Located in Freycinet National Park (our favourite place in Tassie), we fell in love with Hazards Beach. Base yourself in Coles Bay and combine it with the walk to Wine Glass Bay. Or, do it in style and take a sea plane from Hobart.

Hazards Beach, Tasmania, Australia

Hazards Beach, Tasmania, Australia

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2. Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is situated on the north east coast of Tasmania, and is a region of white beaches, blue water and these incredible rock formations (orange-hued granite).

ay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

ay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

3. Wineglass Bay

Imagine being all alone on world famous Wine Glass Bay. That’s what happened to us. When you visit Freycinet National Park, get up early to do the walk to Wineglass Bay. You may just have the place all to yourself like us.

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

s Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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4. Bicheno Beach

I wish we spent more time in Bicheno instead of just a lunch break on one of our driving days. Located on the east coast of Tasmania (north-east of Hobart), this beach and small town was very inviting and hard to leave.

Bicheno Beach, Tasmania, Australia

Bicheno Beach, Tasmania, Australia

5. Binalong Bay

This beach is actually situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires (can that place get any better?). Take a walk here then finish off with a great coffee and view from the Binalong Bay Cafe.

Binnalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Binnalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

6. Friendly Beaches

One more beach from Freycinet National Park. You can now see why Freycinet is our favourite place in Tassie. Want incredible beaches, this National Park has them!

Friendly Beaches, Tasmania, Australia

Friendly Beaches, Tasmania, Australia

There you have it. Hope you enjoyed our photos and got inspired to include these beaches on your list of things to do in Tasmania.

Can you recommend a beach in Tasmania we haven’t visited yet?

 

Craig
Craig Makepeace is the founder of yTravel Blog and has been traveling the world since 2002, first with his wife Caz, and now with his two daughters. Get his free email series on the 4 best ways to reduce travel costs. Follow him on Google+

20 Comments on “6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on”

  1. What a beautiful place Tassie is and you are capturing it so well with all of your wonderful photos. It’s really making me want to get to Tassie soon.
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  2. And I thought WA had the best beaches! The beaches here look truly fabulous. Freycinet national Park must be incredible…I can’t wait to visit!
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  3. Craig,

    Absolutely stunning imagery!
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  4. Beautiful fotos. We still have three weeks here in Tassie to visit some of these beaches. Today we have been to the South Cape Bay. There are some really nice bays and beaches too. Now we are on the way to Bruny Island.
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  5. Awsomeness>

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  6. Beautiful beaches and exceptional captures!

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  7. Some great pictures there, although it make me regret not visiting Tasmania when I drove around Australia a few years back. Still, it’s there for next time!
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  8. I have to go to Tasmania someday! Beautiful photos, especially the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay.
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  9. #6: Tessellated Pavement on the way to Port Arthur. Absolutely stunning! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessellated_pavement
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  10. Absolutely amazing! I can’t wait for Australia already…. I hope I can fit in Tasmania, there is so much on the list already.
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  11. I really wish we’d had time to get to Tasmania while we were in Victoria. Your photos make me incredibly jealous! Great post though.
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  12. Amazing photos you have. Gives me an idea of how beautiful the place is. Would love to visit the place soon.
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  13. Interesting that you never found any beaches up along the North West coast like Boat Harbour Beach , Godfrey’s Beach at Stanley, and Ocean Beach on the West Coast to add .

    I should know as i am a tour guide and operate Murrays Day Out Tasmania , and you may see a few other beaches and sites of Tassie if you look at http://www.facebook.com/murraysdayouttasmania cheers.

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    • We just ran out of time unfortunately. Couldn’t do everything. We’d love to go back and see these.

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