A trip to Swimcart Beach, Tasmania

The route

PS: Ignore the time, we stopped several times and time it is not our worry. We covered 780 km return including explorations.

Swimcart Beach on the Bay of Fires, east coast of Tasmania is one of our favorite spots.

Camping on the edge of the sand dunes right on the beach with unlimited views, great fauna and superb beach all for free it is a privilege that cannot be taken for granted.

Our first stop was at Orford waterfront looking at Mary Island.

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From there we drove to Swansea, a very nice town on the shores of Coles Bay. The views from the are magnificent and parking at the Esplanade allowed us to walk Eva, our Golden Retriever and take few shots.

We left Swansea towards St Helens the last town before the Bay of Fires to get some provisions and then we continued to Swimcart Beach setting camp on a beautiful site.

Here are some images from our site.

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Images of the beach:

On the south end of the beach and on the other side of the rocks is Jeanneret Beach which offers another beautiful camping spots and views towards Binalong Bay but dogs are not allowed and fines of $300 are enforced.

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On the north end, again on the other side of the rocks and the Swimcart lagoon are Cosy Corner South and Cosy Corner North, which also have access to the beach and are free.

We enjoyed very much the company of the beautiful Tasmanian Green Rosellas. The one with yellow on the head is a juvenile.

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The weather forecast for Friday afternoon and Saturday was not very good so we shifted camp on  Friday morning towards the south with no plans at all.

We stopped at Shelly Point at Beaumaris, just north of Scamander to take few shots of the beach. The weather was not ideal but we have something to remember.

The bottom image it is towards south and Scamander.

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Our next stop was going to be any outlook that we can take few shots, Swansea again for lunch and then who knows……..

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Just north of Swansea is a turn to Dolphin Sands, a place that we have never had the chance to visit before and perhaps will offer some good camping facilities.

How wrong we were, there is only 2 public access to the 9 miles beach and at the far end dogs are not welcome, camping not allowed and not toilets or picknick facilities. We voted it as the most unwelcome place in Tasmania.

The image is from the 9 miles beach.

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A quick stop in Swansea and then looking for camping spots on the shores of the bay.

Many times before we passed the Mayfield Conservation reserve towing the caravan and always looked full or in many cases hard to get in.

This time with the van was easy and there were plenty sites available.

The camping grounds have clean toilets but no water or any other facilities. Is free but donations are more than welcome.

Here are some images.

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After one night at Mayfield Conservation Area camping grounds and knowing that the weather will turn bad we headed south towards our next “refilling” spot Triabunna and then Orford

Many travelers visit Orford and the local waterfront but never venture to take Rheban Rd and explore the Spring beach and surrounds.

That will come next.

Thank you for viewing, your comments are appreciated.

 

 

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