Discover the East Coast of Tasmania
The Bay of Fires
Only a short 20 minute drive from the Beaumaris Beach Pad is the magnificent Bay of Fires with its large array of orange lichen coloured rock, white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The most famous of beaches within this area is Binalong Bay, and the surrounding beaches of Cozy corner found further to the north of Binalong Bay along The Gardens road. It is certainly an area to explore, take your beach towel, bathers, sun screen and whatever takes your fancy as you spend time on the beach.
Stunning Binalong Bay
If you love surfing, fishing or just beach combing, the north east coast has an amazing array of beaches that offer reward for those seeking uncrowded waves in crystal clear turquoise ocean.
Beaumaris and some of the many surrounding beaches offer an amazing diversity of experiences. The kids will love granite boulder jumping or simply collecting shells at Shelly Point a short stroll south along Beaumaris Beach.
St Helens Point, Peron Dunes and Beer Barrel Beach
Beer Barrel Beach on St. Helens Point epitomises all that Tassie beaches are known for, including immaculate white sands, seclusion, sparkling blue waters, orange lichen covered granite boulders and waves perfect for surfing. Further around the point is the stunning expanse of the Peron Dunes beaches, miles of white sand and torquoise ocean, a great nook of boulders perfect for snorkeling and exploring at the northern end and on the right wind another great surfing spot. All within 5 minutes of each other and only a 15 minute drive from the Beaumaris Beach Pad.
Beer Barrel beach
Beaumaris Beach, Shelly Point and Dark Hollow
Simply walk across to the stretch of quiet beach in front of the Pad – an amazing tonic for the soul and perfect way to relax and unwind. Walk to the north and you will discover Dark Hollow surf break with a view out to Paddys Island. Walk to the south and you will delight in the shells at Shelly Point, collect a few or surf the point, fun if your a 'goofy'. Keep your eyes peeled along the way you will observe Pacific Gulls, Oyster Catchers and endangered Hooded Plovers.
Beautiful Beaumaris beach
Stunning Shelly Point on a calm day
Dark Hollow and Paddy's Island in the distance
Only 5 minutes drive south from the Beaumaris Beach Pad is the surf town of Scamander. If its surf you are after you can find a wave at the river mouth on the right conditions or perhaps fish for Bream off the bridge; then cook up a storm at the Pad!
I also recommend a walk or bike ride through the Winifred Curtis Reserve, just opposite the Upper Scamander Road. You will find a beautiful series of walking tracks taking you through this stunning reserve. Wonderful for bird watching or nature lovers in general.
Winifred Curtis Reserve
Falmouth and Four Mile Creek
A bit further down the Tasman Hwy to the south (10 minutes drive) you will find the quaint hamlets of Falmouth and Four Mile Creek. Both places can pick up swell and provide great surf options. The beach at Falmouth is a beautiful expanse of open beach with plenty of drift wood and rock walks to enjoy if surfing is not your passion.
Fun forts and wild seas this day at Four Mile Creek
Eureka Berry Farm
Visit Eureka Berry Farm is foodie heaven; with award winning fruit rich ice cream, jams and chutneys; delicious fresh seasonal berries and fruit; they also make a great coffee. Located 5 minutes south of the Pad in Scamander, in a beautiful bush setting. You will find Eureka Fruit and Berry Farm at Upper Scamander Road just south of Scamander.
Stock up on fresh fruit, berries and ice cream for you stay at the Pad
St Columba Falls and Pyengana
St Columba Falls is a stunning bush walk through a ferny glade and beautiful bush to the cascading falls. A 20 - 30 minute return hike (600m one way) aprox 40 minute drive from the Pad. It is located in Pyengana so a coffee and lunch at the Holy Cow Cafe; Pyengana Cheese Factory is a must; or perhaps a relaxing drink at the historic Pub in the Paddock.
The Pub in the Paddock
St Columba Falls followed by a coffee and the BEST milkshake at Pyengana Cheese Factory
Iron House Brewery
Just a short drive south of the Pad you will find the Iron House Brewery where you can taste boutique locally brewed beer and wine and stop for a delicious lunch or dinner. Enjoy the view and the drive along the East Coast hwy.
Or stay local and have a beer or a local Tasmanian wine at the Beaumaris Surfside Inn, a short stroll from the pad. On a Sunday afternoon you might just stumble on the friendly locals staging an open mic in the front bar.