The Mersey Bluff Beach is the only beach in Devonport patrolled by volunteer surf lifesavers (summer months only).
Accessed via Bluff Road, and located in the iconic Mersey Bluff Precinct, this beach is a popular spot for residents and holiday makers. A children’s playground is located nearby along with other facilities including public toilets, showers and change rooms, sealed walking and cycling track, electric barbecues, picnic shelters, car parks, skateboard facility and sports ground.
If you would like to hire a space at Bluff Beach for a community group picnic or meet up, please complete:
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.