Accessed via Melrose Street, this beach proves popular for the residents of East Devonport. Nearby facilities include public toilets, shower, sealed walking and cycling track, electric barbeques, picnic shelter, car park and caravan park.
A dog exercise area is provided on the section of East Devonport Beach from Wright Street, up to and including Pardoe Beach. Access to the dog exercise area is via Wright Street, Tarleton Street, North Caroline Street or Tea Tree Lane.
Water Quality Monitoring
Throughout the summer months Devonport City Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches around Devonport in accordance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 1997 under the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007. These include:
Beaches are ‘closed where pollution events or water quality poses a risk to public health. Signs are removed once testing results have indicated that the risks have reduced.
DPIPWE and Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service manage Tasmanian beaches up to the high tide line.
It is illegal to remove rocks, pebbles, stones, driftwood and branches from Tasmanian beaches without a permit from the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service.
Beach rocks and pebbles play an important role in slowing down wave action, and reducing coastal erosion.
Logs and driftwood trap sand and provide shorebirds with shelter and a place to hide from predators.