Carol enjoyed getting up and about early each day and on this occasion she was rewarded with this beautiful sunrise at West Beach, Burnie. Carol was not the only one up early. The seagulls were searching for an early breakfast. As they say “it is the early bird that gets the worm”.
~ Greg Hale

West Beach - Sunrise, Burnie Tasmania

Sunrise at West Beach (photo by Carol Haberle)

Thanks to Greg Hale for this addition to a series we promised, featuring a monthly photo from Carol Haberle’s collection. As for the location of the photograph, we can add a snippet of information from our own experience (just in case anyone’s keen to know more).

West Beach, Burnie Tasmania

West Beach connects Burnie in north west Tasmania with Bass Strait. The major port city has several beaches (as shown in the additional photos we’ve shared here), but West Beach conveniently links the central business district with the Makers Workshop via a boardwalk.

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Waterfront: Burnie, Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

The eastern end of the sandy strip joins the industrial zone servicing the port facilities. And in stark contrast, the western end of the beach is home to a penguin habitat with viewing platform.

The narrow strip between North Terrace and the ocean includes a railway line, the boardwalk, a surf lifesaving club and a seafood restaurant. Visitors can choose a prime position on lawn, sand or rockwall to enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation of beachside activities.

Pulp - Burnie Foreshore

North West Coast Tasmania: Burnie (photo by Carol Haberle)

Carol’s Connection: North West Tasmania

Think Tasmania has featured the city of Burnie on many occasions. Carol’s fans may be interested to read her personal experience of Burnie’s Pulp Paper Trail, detailing much of the city’s pulp-mill history.

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Pulp Paper Trail (photos by Carol Haberle)

Her family connection was to result in many stellar articles by Carol Haberle about the greater north west coast region for Think Tasmania. And of course, all Carol’s articles showcase her wonderful photography.

What Do You Think About Burnie?

With several trips to Burnie ourselves (primarily for Tennis Tasmania duties), we’ve also published general articles about our visits. Photos of West Beach were included in our story titled “A Day in Burnie with Nothing to Do!” None of our photos even remotely compare to Carol’s snapshot of the Burnie waterfront in summer though.

Summer - Burnie Waterfront

Octopi: Burnie Waterfront (photo by Carol Haberle)

We always love to hear reader impressions about regions and towns in Tasmania. If you have thoughts to share about Burnie… don’t hesitate. Leave a comment below for all to see. And by all means, keep sharing Carol’s legacy of work with your friends and family.

Pulp - Burnie

Burnie Tasmania (photos by Carol Haberle)

Map: West Beach, Burnie Tasmania…

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