Beaches

Devonport boasts a number of beautiful beaches, popular with both holiday makers and locals.

Mersey Bluff Beach

Accessed via Bluff Road, the Mersey Bluff Beach is the only beach in Devonport patrolled by volunteer surf lifesavers (summer months only). Located in the iconic Mersey Bluff Precinct, this beach is a popular spot for residents and holiday makers. A kiosk is located nearby, as is a children’s playground. Other nearby facilities include public toilets, showers and change rooms, sealed walking and cycling track, electric barbecues, picnic shelters, car parks, skateboard facility and sports ground.

Coles Beach

Accessed via Coles Beach Road, Coles Beach is another very popular spot for beachgoers. Nearby facilities include public toilets, sealed walking and cycling track, electric barbecue, picnic shelters, car park and an outdoor shower.

Back Beach

Accessed via Coles Beach Road, located to the west of Bluff Beach.  Nearby facilities include cycle and sealed walking pathways, rubbish bin, car park and foreshore reserve area.  Back Beach is also a designated dog exercise area.

East Devonport Beach

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.

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Joshua Slocum Park

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The Joshua Slocum Park faces the Bluff precinct and provides open ground and gardens as well as the Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

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Horsehead Creek Riverside Park

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Horsehead Creek Riverside Park provides facilities for recreational vehicles and caravans.  A boat ramp provides access to the Mersey River.

The camping ground includes an RV dump point.

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Girdlestone Park

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Girdlestone Park is used for AFL football.  It is the home ground for the East Devonport Football Club in winter and Little Athletics in summer.

Ground hire is $50 per event/game, with clubrooms available for hire upon application.

Complete the following application for casual use of Girdlestone Park

Complete the following application for seasonal use of Girdlestone Park

Girdlestone Park Casual Use Application Form

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Eugene Street Playing Field

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The Eugene Street playing field is a junior soccer ground.

There is no charge to hire the facility.

Complete the following application for casual use of Eugene Street Playing Field

Complete the following application for seasonal use of Eugene Street Playing Field.

Eugene Street Oval Casual Use Application Form

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Don Recreation Ground

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The Don Recreation Ground is used for rugby playing fields in winter and cricket in summer.  It is home to the Don Cricket Club and Devonport Rugby Club.

Ground hire is $50 per event/game, with clubrooms available for hire upon application.

 

Complete the following application for casual use of Don Recreation Ground

Complete the following application for seasonal use of Don Recreation Ground.

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Devonport Soccer Centre

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Devonport Soccer Centre features three soccer grounds, including two all year round synthetic grounds, a grandstand, clubrooms and conference facility.

Ground hire is $100 per event/game, with clubrooms available for hire on application.

Complete the following application for casual use of Devonport Soccer Centre

Complete the following application for seasonal use of Devonport Soccer Centre

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Devonport Oval

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Devonport Oval is used for AFL football, A Grade Cricket, cycling and athletics.

Ground hire is $100 per event/game, with clubrooms available for hire on application.

Complete the following application for casual use of Devonport Oval

Complete the following application for seasonal use of Devonport Oval

Devonport Oval Casual Use Application Form

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