There’s no shortage of fabulous beaches in Tasmania. With a photo from Bruny Island, we asked this simple question on Facebook: “the best beach in Tassie would be…” and we were overwhelmed with comments, emails and photos. We make every effort to share the results of all our Best in Tassie challenges. So we’ll give it our best shot to include as much as possible from our mini-survey in this article.
Beaches in Tasmania: Best of Challenge
Firstly thanks to everyone who submitted opinions or images of their favourite Tasmanian beaches. Apologies if we’ve missed your favourite. This data was collected from our Facebook page, where anyone and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. You are also welcome to leave a comment below if you’d prefer. Deb Sulzberger (check out her Facebook page!) has shared several images with Think Tasmania, including this stunning shot of Cape Portland in the state’s north east.
The most popular vote in the Best Tasmanian Beaches challenge goes to Boat Harbour Beach. If you’ve ever been there, you’d understand why. If you haven’t been there, it’s a great place to add to your itinerary when visiting the north west coast region. Carol Haberle describes Boat Harbour Beach as… “white squeaking sand, turquoise blue water… magic at sunset too!!!” Photos from the Haberle Photocards collection serve to prove her point about the beauty.
Michelle Kneipp Pegler from Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours also voted for Boat Harbour Beach as her favourite. Like Carol, Michelle knows the north west coast region very well. In fact, both ladies have extensive knowledge about many regions and towns in Tasmania, so we respect their opinions in these matters.
What Makes Tasmanian Beaches The Best?
A range of criteria determines the definition of something as “the best” by different people. That’s why we love to leave the Best in Tassie Facebook challenges so open-ended. It’s a great way for Think Tasmania to get feedback from a very knowledge community.
For example, some readers chose Sisters Beach as opposed to Boat Harbour Beach as their favourite. They’re both very close together in location on the north west coast; and have similar expanses of white sand. Obviously, those readers have their own way of selecting what’s “best”. Tassie from Tasmanian Softies voted for Sisters Beach and sent us this very cute photo.
Still in the north of the state, we received another nomination (or two!) in photographic form, for the best in Tasmanian beaches from Ann Maree Hardy. We’re led to believe that Bakers Beach and Badger Head are both located within the Narawtapu National Park on the coastline between Port Sorell and the Tamar River.
Popular, Famous, Secret and Secluded Beaches
Kathryn Heathcote sent us images taken by her parents-in-law at Greens Beach, also just to the west of the Tamar River in northern Tassie. She says “they found it by accident and loved it so much they kept going back”. Business owners in that community would be very pleased to hear those words!
You wouldn’t be surprised to learn that many people chimed in with mentions of various east coast beaches. There’s plenty to choose from… Bay of Fires, Scamander, Bicheno, Wineglass Bay, Swansea and Orford all rating well with our readers.
Some beaches received singular votes, including Crayfish Creek, Seven Mile Beach, and the famous surfing location Lavinia Beach on King Island. Popular isn’t everything with Think Tasmania though. We take notice of all opinions, and have so many extra places on our radar to investigate now… it’s ridiculous!
- Kelli wants to move south where it’s cold, live in a cottage near markets and go swimming in the sea in summer
- Megan wants a few days beach-side during a Tassie trip but within reach of Hobart (under 45 minutes drive)
- Green wants to purchase a beach shack in Tasmania and is looking for opinions about the best options
- Andrea wants to move to Hobart from Adelaide and live near the beach in a suburb close to the city
Recently, Think Tasmania published an article about beaches in Tasmania written by Roger Findlay. He’s offered to give away a Coles Myer gift-card to someone leaving a comment on that article, so pop over and have a look… leaving a comment is very easy. Good luck with the prize!
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