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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 children’s playground is located nearby along with other facilities include 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 an Community Group picnic or meet up, please complete:

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.

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.

Beach Management

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. 

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