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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Mar 04, 2015
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A Beach Vacation in Hobart – The Best of Tasmania

Located on the south-eastern coast of beautiful Tasmania the picturesque city of Hobart offers a glorious holiday of sun sand and surf. Read on for the best beaches in this fabulous city.


Carlton Beach

Most of the beaches in Hobart are within easy reach from the city centre. Carlton beach is a beautiful golden stretch of sandy beach located on the city's eastern coast. Enjoy the stunning views across the bay while surfing, sunbathing and exploring the extremely clean beach is a treat to be enjoyed here. Carlton Beach remains open 24 hours and offers basic amenities to visitors.


Clifton Beach

A surfer's paradise gorgeous Clifton Beach is located along the eastern coast of Hobart. Frequented by both amateur and professional surfers the beach promises good breakers and an extremely clean sandy beach for catching a spot of sun under the balmy skies.


Cornelian Bay Beach

Located along Sandy Bay the Cornelian Bay Beach is a great spot for loads of family fun. You will love the holiday vibes and plentiful activities found at this beach. The beach is found at the end of Queens Domain and is just next to the intercity cycle way and beautiful Botanical Gardens. Ideal for a family day this is the best beach for relaxing on while enjoying a picnic as you will find convenient facilities of gas barbeques and special children's play area. The beach is open 24hrs.


Long Beach

Definitely one of the most attractive spots in Hobart, Long Beach offers views of the city while sitting pretty on the Sandy Bay Cove. Enjoy snorkelling, sailing, swimming and simply lazing the day away on the sandy beaches. Being close to the city centre there are plenty of shops and restaurants offering one a break from the arduous task of - sunbathing. Do head over to Sandown Park for the best in local cuisine. In fact a wise tip to consider would be to think of accommodation within a Hobart hotel apartment. These fully serviced apart-hotels are just right for privacy, comfort and an at home feel. Lookout for one that sits beside the water front – marina – and you will be awarded with gorgeous sunsets and the best attractions within easy reach. Located along the scenic River Derwent and Sunset Cove is the comfortable Somerset On The Pier Hobart loft style apartment hotel. Long Beach is Open 24 hours


Margate Beach

Well located quite close to the shops, restaurants and main attractions of Hobart, Margate Beach is found in the south of Margate and is just past beautiful Blackmans Bay. Visit the Dru Point Centennial Park from here while walking trails and scenic seating areas make for a satisfying day at the beach. If you do get hungry check out the sunny cafes and restaurants that are found in plenty along the beach which is open 24 hours.


Seven Mile Beach

Hobart's largest expanse of beach the Seven Mile Beach is loved for its wide stretch of golden sand. Located in the suburb of Richmond this beach is also favoured for its occasional surfing options. Again lots of attractions including shops and restaurants are located around the beach. Enjoy loads of swimming, sunbathing and long walks scouring the beach. Seven Mile Beach is open 24 hours.


Short Beach

Infamous Hollywood legend Errol Flynn learned to swim as a boy at Short Beach while residing in Hobart. This lovely beach is found in the battery area and is a much loved monument to the actor. Do visit the Errol Flynn Reserve – (also known as Sandy Bay Reserve) for breath-taking views of the bay and nature. The beach is open 24hours.
Choose the right accommodation and relish your holiday in the tropical climes of Hobart, discover the best of Tasmania and return with a million memories of sun sand and surf.