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The 9 Most Beautiful Beaches You HAVE to Visit in Tasmania

1. Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park

A crescent bay with white sand and blue water flanked by vegetous mountains on either side.
Wineglass Bay, the most beautiful beach in Tasmania

Wineglass Bay is the most beautiful beach in Tasmania.

Located in Freycinet National Park on the east coast, Wineglass Bay can only be accessed by foot or by boat.

The crescent-shaped beach with clear blue water and dazzling white sand is flanked by The Hazards mountain range, meaning the bay is sheltered and calm.

The hike to Wineglass Bay is just over an hour, but so worth it.

It stops off at Wineglass Bay Lookout, one of the unmissable photo spots in Tasmania.

2. Bay of Fires
North East Tasmania

Bay of Fires is famous across Australia for its fiery orange rocks against clear aquamarine water, and it’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Tasmania.

Bay of Fires isn’t just one beach, it’s actually a coastline stretching 50km on Tassie’s northeastern coast.

The most beautiful areas to visit in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area are Binalong Bay and Suicide Beach.

You can also camp on the beach at Bay of Fires and enjoy amazing sunsets and sunrises.

A plate of shucked oysters and a tumbler of white wine on a surface overlooking a sandy beach with bushes in front of the water.
Camping at the Bay of Fires Conservation Area

3. Waubs Bay

Waubs Bay is a beautiful sheltered beach in the town of Bicheno on the east coast.

The bay is a safe place for swimming in the clear blue water.

Bicheno is also home to the best scallop pie in Tasmania, from the famous Blue Edge Bakery (one of the must-eat foods in Tasmania).

Surfers may prefer the surf beaches of Redbill Beach & Denison Beach, just a couple of kilometres up the coast.

4. Fortescue Bay
South East Tasmania

Fortescue Bay is another one of the most beautiful beaches in Tasmania.

Picture a sheltered inlet in South East Tasmania with dazzling white sand.

Located in Tasman National Park, the beach has a car park, campground and BBQ area as well as beautiful hiking trails around the area.

The beach is relatively safe for swimming and kayaking.

5. Hazards Beach
Freycinet National Park

A beach with gentle waves, gentle sand banks and a mountain range in the background.
Hazards Beach in Freycinet National Park (accessed via Coles Bay)

Another beautiful beach in Freycinet National Park is Hazards Beach.

It’s found on the other side of the narrow peninsula to Wineglass Bay Beach along the Isthmus Track, and like Wineglass Bay, it’s only accessible on foot or by boat.

Whilst Hazards Beach is named after the mountain range not the risk factor, there are sometimes currents and rips so it’s best to swim in Wineglass Bay instead.

6. Adventure Bay
Bruny Island

An aerial shot of a long beach with clear blue water and white sand, with forests and houses behind the beach.
Adventure Bay Beach via s.c_dronephotography on Instagram

Adventure Bay on Bruny Island is home to a stunning 7km long beach.

The beach has a low hazard rating for swimming and Captain Cook even anchored here during his exploration of Australia.

Bruny Island is a beautiful area of Tasmania just south of Hobart, it can be accessed by the ferry from Kettering.

7. Crescent Bay
Port Arthur

A shot of a curved beach with gentle waves and steep vegetous sandbanks behind.
Crescent Bay near Port Arthur via deni_cupit on Instagram

Crescent Bay is a pristine beach not too far from Port Arthur Historic Convict Site.

The beach can’t be accessed by car, so you’ll need to drive to Remarkable Cave car park and take the 3.75km walk to the hidden beach.

Crescent Bay is not patrolled by lifeguards and it is moderately hazardous, so please take care if swimming and stay in the shallow water.

8. Boat Harbour Beach
Northern Tasmania

Boat Harbour Beach is a lovely little spot with white sand up on the North Coast inbetween Ulverstone and Stanley.

The beach is patrolled at weekends by the Surf Life Saving Club, whose clubhouse also offers great food and drinks.

This is definitely the most beautiful beach on Tasmania’s North Coast.

9. Hopground Beach
Maria Island

Hopground Beach on Maria Island

Hopground Beach is the most beautiful beach on Maria Island, which is found just off Tasmania’s east coast.

The clear blue water and white sand makes it a great place for swimming and it also offers views of the mainland.

Just up from the beach is Darlington Probation Station, a World Heritage convict penal settlement from the early 1800s.

Hopground Beach is also close to Maria Island’s famous Painted Cliffs, a natural phenomenon where the stone is streaked and patterned with iron oxide layers.

You can organise your boat trip to Maria Island here.

I hope you enjoyed my guide to the most beautiful beaches in Tasmania. Don’t miss the Best Seafood & Fish to Try in Tasmania and the 11 Unmissable Photo Opportunities in Tasmania.