15 Amazing Beaches in Tasmania You Must Set Foot On

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For a small state, Tasmania has a lot going for it, especially when it comes to nature. Some of the most amazing nature sites I’ve seen, have been on one of the best beaches in Tasmania.

aerial view of the brilliant blue waters and white sand of Hazards Beach in Tasmania, Australia
Hazards Beach

Tassie offers a more rugged, wild, and unspoiled natural landscape, and the wilderness in places like the Gordon River and Bruny Island is unlike anywhere else in the world.

Whether you’re looking for a beach to swim from, a beach with unique rock formations, or historical heritage, then you’re going to want to add the below to your Tasmania to do list.

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

Best Beaches in Tasmania

Below are some of my favourite beaches in Tasmania from our month long road trip that I think you must set foot on…

1. Hazards Beach

water lapping to shore with views of hazards mountain background

Located in Freycinet National Park (our favourite place in Tassie), you will find the remote and secluded Hazards Beach.

We fell in love with Hazards Beach – the seclusion, the beauty, and the thriving sea life.

Nestled between towering cliffs and sparkling blue waters, Hazard Beach is one of Tasmania’s hidden treasures.

It has soft powdery sand and cerulean waves, whilst being surrounded by the rugged landscape of the Hazards Mountains, it’s the perfect example of Tasmania’s wild and remote natural beauty.

To get there, you should head to the small seaside town of Coles Bay and either hike, fly or get a water taxi to this hidden gem. You can also combine it with the walk to Wine Glass Bay.

Or, do it in style and take a seaplane from Hobart.

A rocky beach next to a body of water

2. Bay of Fires

ay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

The Bay of Fires is situated in a Conservation Area on the northeast coast of Tasmania and is a region of white beaches, blue water, and these incredible rock formations (orange-hued granite) which gives the bay its name, as it’s named after its fiery red and orange lichen on the boulders that appear to be in flames when the sun hits it

This 50km stretch of coastline is a true Tasmanian gem, with a perfect blend of turquoise-blue sea, and pristine white sandy beaches dotted with inlets and lagoons, intriguing boulders and granite rocks, it’s a perfect spot for beach lovers to enjoy the world-class scenic beauty of the Tasmanian coastline.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

The area’s true magic lies in its untouched wilderness and natural splendor. Visitors can view the Bay of Fires from the town of Binalong Bay, or hike the entire trail to Eddystone Point.

The Bay of Fires is an incredible place to visit, an oasis of natural beauty and magnificent scenery that will take your breath away.

3. Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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

It’s one of the most photographed beaches in Tasmania, and yet it’s always quiet, because it requires some effort to reach it.

For anyone looking for an adventure, a visit to Wineglass Bay should be at the top of their must-see list.

man standing on a beach

It’s most famous for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters which are enclosed in a crescent bay. The Bay is only reached via a walk through the Freycinet national park or by taking a boat to Hazards Beach and walking.

The walk is definitely worth it though. The scenic trip is an adventure in itself, with lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the coastline.

The only downside to this beach is there are no facilities such as toilets, but this is also why we like it – it’s completely untouched!

Visitors arrive at the beach to find themselves surrounded by steep hills and crystal-clear waters, making it the perfect spot for a swim, hike, or picnic. Wineglass Bay is truly a paradise that visitors can’t miss.

4. Bicheno Beach

rocks on 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 (northeast of Hobart), this beach and small town were very inviting and hard to leave.

Bicheno Beach is a hidden gem, with its crystal clear waters and gorgeous rock formations, it’s truly a paradise for beach lovers.

The beach is famous for its long stretches of white sand, natural rock formations, and turquoise blue waters.

white sand and blue water of Bicheno Beach

Here you can relax and soak up the warm sun or take a refreshing swim in the ocean. The beach is also known for its proximity to wildlife such as penguins and seals, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers.

The peaceful atmosphere, coupled with the stunning views, makes Bicheno Beach a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Tasmania.

5. Binalong Bay

white sand and sweeping cove of Binnalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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.

I don’t think you will find whiter sand anywhere else in Tasmania!

rocks on Binnalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia
beach with rocs on shore

Binalong Bay is renowned for its crystal-clear water and stunning rock formations that line the coastline, creating a breathtaking contrast against the sea.

Go swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking in the pristine waters, or take a stroll along the beach, taking in the panoramic views of the bay.

The area is also known for its hiking trails that offer panoramas of the coastline, and a chance to spot local wildlife. Binalong Bay is an unforgettable destination that will leave visitors in awe of the beauty of Tasmania.

6. Friendly Beaches

moss covered rocks on Friendly Beaches,

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

Friendly Beaches is a beach in Tasmania that certainly lives up to its name. This pristine white sand beach is accessible via a short walk from the car park, leading you astride a winding boardwalk through the dunes.

wode swopping Friendly Beaches, Tasmania, Australia

Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted with unbroken scenic beauty and spectacular ocean vistas.

Friendly Beaches are a true hidden gem of Tasmania and must not be missed by any nature lover seeking pristine and untouched beauty.

7. Coningham Beach

Aerial of Boat Sheds at Coningham Beach
Credit: Jason Charles Hill

Coningham Beach is located in the magnificent Tasmanian wilderness and is a hidden treasure among Australia’s beaches.

The beach is surrounded by pristine native bushland, with crystal clear waters inviting visitors to take a swim or soak up the sun.

The beach is ideal for those who want to escape busy tourist destinations and revel in the sound of the waves lapping the shore, the calming breeze blowing through the trees, and the natural beauty of the surroundings.

It’s a great beach to do some beachcombing, bird watching, or taking a scenic walk around the area.

It is a known habitat for white-bellied sea eagles and wedge-tailed eagles, as well as little penguins who return to the shores here after fishing expeditions.

8. Denisons Beach

pathway bordered by trees leading to denisons beach
Credit | Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

Denisons Beach is an oasis of peace and tranquility located on the southeastern coast of Tasmania, just a few miles north of Bicheno.

The beach’s pristine and remote location is a perfect choice for nature lovers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the beach, with soft sand beneath your feet and the gentle crash of waves in the background.

Those looking for an outdoor adventure can hike the nearby trails or look for unique shells in the sands. Denisons Beach is an idyllic destination that delivers on Tasmania’s promise of unspoiled natural beauty.

9. Redbill Beach

red and white rocks on sandy shore of redbill beach
Credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman

Another beach near Bechino is Redbill Beach. Nestled between the rugged hills and pristine waters, Redbill Beach is another one of Tasmania’s beaches that offer seclusion and tranquility.

The beach is known for its powder-white sand and strong waves that invite you to go surfing.

The beach is often skipped for Bechino Beach, but because of its remote location, it offers a sense of tranquility and peace, that is perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Redbill Beach is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an escape into the wild of Tasmania.

10. Seven Mile Beach

white sand with red hills on edge of beach

Seven Mile Beach is one of Tasmania’s most magnificent beaches and is located just outside of Hobart, making it ideal for a day trip. It’s a natural paradise that is sheltered by Tiger Head Bay, meaning the waters are gentle and great for paddling.

The beach boasts a stunning stretch of sand that spans over seven miles long, featuring some of Tasmania’s iconic sand dunes, jagged cliffs, and rocky outcrops.

Its crystal-clear waters and powdery-white sands are a sight to behold, making it an idyllic destination for swimming or basking in the sun.

With its breathtaking and varied landscape, Seven Mile Beach is a must-visit for those who want to explore a wild Tasmania beach.

11. Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

The Neck Lookout Looking down a staircase at a very narrow isthmus with a road along it on Bruny Island, Tasmania.
The Neck Lookout

Located on the eastern side of Bruny Island is Adventure Bay, which is a large, protected bay looking out over the Southern Ocean.

It’s surrounded by gum trees and nests, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot some dolphins or Southern Right Whales on their annual migration from the shore.

Head over to The Neck at dusk to watch an incredible sunset on Bruny Island.

Don’t miss this Bruny Island Cruise while here – it was one of our favorite experiences in Tasmania.

12. Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula

Sunrise over the sheltered waters of Fortescue bay, Tasmania, Australia
Sunrise over the sheltered waters of Fortescue bay, Tasmania, Australia

Another paradise waiting to be discovered is Forescue Bay which is famous for its beach campground.

Located within the Tasman National Park, this hidden gem is blessed with natural beauty, and astounding panoramic views of the turquoise water and golden cliffs.

The area is most famous for its history, as it was here that a dredge for William Pitt was shipwrecked here.

It’s also famous for its bushwalks, so if you want to explore the Tasmanian wilderness with a variety of walking trails that take you along the shore or up to the top of the hills, this is the best way to experience breathtaking views of the bay.

Fortescue Bay is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors and is seeking an escape to paradise.

13. Crescent Beach, Port Arthur

Crescent Beach is located on Tasmania’s south-eastern coast and is a breathtaking curve of pristine sand, encircled by rugged cliffs and lush native bushland.

The beach’s remote tranquility and unspoiled natural beauty are perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Crescent Bay is part of the Tasman National Park and requires hiking to. To get there, drive to Port Arthur, known for the renowned convict penitentiary, and head to the Remarkable Cave car park.

Here you will find the path to Crescent Bay.

14. Hopground Beach, Maria Island

people mountain biking next to beach
Credit: Stu Gibson

Hopground Beach is located on Maria Island and is an area of unspoiled natural beauty. It’s only 700 meters long, between the Painted Cliffs and Magistrates Point.

The beach is a peaceful and relatively secluded spot, with a long stretch of unblemished sand accompanied by breathtaking views of the ocean’s rolling waves.

You can explore the dunes, swim in crystal-clear waters, or go fishing.

You can reach Maria Island by ferry from Triabunna.

15. Ocean Beach, Strahan

seagulls on beach with lighthouse in background

Ocean Beach is the longest beach in Tasmania at 40km long, and stretches from Strahan to Macquarie Heads.

It’s known for its white sand beach backed by rugged and towering rock formations that provide an excellent backdrop to the azure waves.

The area is surrounded by pristine wilderness, making it perfect for hiking or simply enjoying the natural splendor of Tasmania.

You can walk along the beach, taking in the views of the coastline, or simply relax by the water’s edge.

With its combination of natural beauty and serene atmosphere, Ocean Beach is a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking a slice of paradise. It’s also the area where we saw one of the best sunsets in Australia.

Sunset over Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Sunset over Strahan

Final Thoughts on the Beach Beaches in Tasmania

There you have it, those are the best beaches in Tasmania, and as you can see – there are a lot of them!

Tasmania’s beaches are a hidden treasure and a paradise for beach lovers and nature worshippers.

Each beach offers a unique perspective of the natural beauty of Tasmania’s coastline, with rock pools, native wildlife, and stunning sunsets.

I hope you got inspired to include these beaches on your list of things to do in Tasmania.

Want more best beaches in Australia? Check out these other guides!

Can you recommend a beach in Tasmania you must see? Let us know in the comments!

28 thoughts on “15 Amazing 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

      1. Eye roll. What a ridiculous comment. Search around the site and you’ll see we went to the rest of the state- the parts we could get to. We didn’t think the beaches compared to that of the East coast which is why these are listed. This is our personal blog with our personal opinion. Please go and make better use of your time then wasting it with snarky comments. Surely life can offer you far more enjoyment than that.

        btw are you Tasmanian? We know of at least three people who have told us they travelled to Tasmania for at 3 months or more because of the content we put on this blog. That’s only people who we’ve met in person who’s told us. I’m sure there are hundreds more who will now make Tasmania a destination. What does that do to your local economy? We didn’t get much in return to be honest. So Tasmania gets way more than we did. Yet you want to say comments like this. A simple thank you is enough

        1. I am a Tasmanian (currently living interstate) and your pictures only make me more homesick :p It’s a beautiful place, the whole state and I can understand how some locals feel like the western region gets forgotten and passed over. However you can’t take that out on the tourists themselves. The best we can do is to lobby the government and the tourism body to market all regions and as far as I’m concerned the most recent Discover Tasmania campaign (Go behind the scenery) does that much better than past campaigns while still leaving room for improvement. Please don’t take too much offence Caz and Craig, Arcadia seems to be misdirecting their frustration.

  5. Absolute beautiful! But these beaches are all on the East coast. What about the rest of the state? Boat Harbour Beach or Sisters Beach are two superb examples on North West coast.

  6. #7 “the golden mile” at the tip of seven mile beach, as commonly seen from lewisham
    #8 “carlton beach and its inlets”
    #9 “pirates bay” at eaglehawk neck, involves a 30min walk, it’s home to 90m sand dunes that end on the water

    Just 3 amazing beaches in the south of tasmania, with many more, yes the eastcoast has some of tassies best beaches but not all of them! Ask the locals in the know, not all of our top beaches are in glossy brochers πŸ˜‰ we do like to keep some secret

  7. You didn’t mention Boat Harbour beach west of Wynyard on the north west coast. One of the best beaches in Tassie especially for families with children.

  8. We accidentally stumbled upon Hawley Beach 15 years ago whilst looking for accommodation near The Spirit of Tasmania. Devonport was booked out…and we are glad, as immediately we fell in love with the incredible beauty here and have lived here ever since. The 20 minute countryside drive is lovely…and then…that view coming into the Port Sorell region of the irridescent turquoise bay with Narawntapu National Park backdrop is WOW. The beaches are pristine, and Hawley Beach is unique with the tangerine lichen topped volcanic rock beach formations at one end. The region is surrounded by nature reserves and walking tracks where you see pademelons and wallabies. Shops, cafes etc 1km away. Approx 4,000 in the community, though you feel like the large expanses of beach, coves, nature are your own paradise as you hardly see another person, except in January – the population more than doubles. Hawley Beach is perfect for getting back to nature and WOW for the eyes and soul.

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