Beaches of the Tasmanian Coast and Islands
This book is about the beaches of the Tasmanian coast, together with those on Maria, Bruny, King, Robbins, Walker and Flinders islands, in all 1617 beaches spread along 3030 km of coast. The book has two aims, first to provide a background to the physical nature and evolution of the Tasmanian coast and its beach systems, including the role of climate, wave, tides, wind and biota in shaping the present coast and beaches. It then describes every beach on the coast and islands including its name, location, physical characteristics, access and facilities, with specific comments on its surf zone character and physical hazards, as well as its suitability for swimming and surfing.Based on the physical characteristics each beach is rated in terms of the level of beach hazards from the least hazardous rated 1 (safest) to the most hazardous 10 (least safe).The book contains 367 figures including 314 photographs, which include beach maps and photographs of all beaches patrolled by surf lifesavers and many other popular beaches.
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50 m long 50 m wide back the beach Bass Strait beach faces beach fronted beach is backed Beach Rating Type bluffs Boat Harbour Beach bordered Cape centre coast Coles Bay commences curving densely vegetated dolerite east eastern side embayment headland high tide beach high tide cobble high tide sand higher waves Holocene inlet Island km long km wide Lagoon Length HT LT long beach long pocket low gradient low tide terrace Musselroe Bay narrow high tide neap tidal range northern end northern side offshore pocket of sand R+rock flats R+sand flats Rating Type Length reefs reflective beach ridges rip currents river mouth Road rock outcrop rock reefs rocks and reefs rocky point rocky shore sandy beach seagrass seaward sheltered shoreline slopes rising southeast southern southern rocks Spring & neap steep surf zone Tasmania transgressive dunes Type Length HT vegetated slopes vehicle track western end