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The Best Bay of Fires Beaches

Stretching over 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, this coastal wonderland can be reached by taking the Great Eastern Drive to St Helens and then following the clearly marked signs. Use BIG4 St Helens as your base to explore the Bay of Fires.

Beach Bliss from North to South

Embark on a journey along the extensive white-sand beaches and turquoise seas. Don't miss the opportunity to discover beautiful beaches like The Gardens, Jeanneret, Swimcart, and Cosy Corner. Divided into three sections, with Ansons Bay marking the division between the northern and southern ends, the Bay of Fires offers breathtaking vistas at every turn.

Best Spots from Red Rocks to Skeleton Bay

  •  Red Rocks to Eddystone Point

  • Ansons Bay and Policemans Point

  • Pebbly Beach

  • Break Yoke Beach

  • Gardens Lagoons Beach

  • Fancy Reef Beach

  • The Gardens

  • Taylors Beach

  • Sloop Lagoon and Sloop Reef

  • Cosy Corner South and North

  • Swimcart Beach

  • Jeanneret Beach

  • Binalong Bay Beach

  • Skeleton Bay

Eddystone Point: A Cultural and Natural Gem

Known as Larapuna in the local Aboriginal language, Eddystone Point is part of the traditional territory of Tasmanian Aborigines. Explore the rich cultural history, witness the stunning pink granite lighthouse, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this natural gem.

Ansons Bay and Policemans Point

The small fishing village of Ansons Bay is famous for its premier bream fishing. With approximately 200 houses scattered along the shores and proximity to the historic Eddystone Point Lighthouse, it's a must-visit destination for fishing enthusiasts. Ansons Bay Lagoon is a perfect haven for kayaking.

The Gardens

For a must-see section of this coastline, The Gardens takes the spotlight. Despite the absence of actual gardens, Lady Jane Franklin, wife of an early Governor of Tasmania, coined the name in admiration of the abundant wildflowers. With its striking rock formations and the signature Bay of Fires colour palette (orange, blue, and white), The Gardens perfectly captures the area's unique beauty. One of the best ways to see the rocks is from a Bay of Fires Eco Cruise.

Sloop Lagoon and Sloop Reef

Explore the premier aquatic haven beneath the Sloop Reef campground, a cherished local swimming spot in the Bay of Fires. This concealed treasure provides an unmatched experience, making it the preferred destination for a rejuvenating swim in the clear, crystalline waters.

Just above the high tide mark near Sloop Reef Camping ground, the Mermaid Pool awaits. A popular spot among locals, this pool is approximately 3 meters deep and crystal clear – ideal for a dip or a snorkel.

Seaton Cove forms a U-shaped, east-facing expanse, spanning 100 meters in width and 250 meters in depth. It is embraced by sloping granite rocks and lush headlands rich with vegetation. At the cove's apex lies a beach, a 50-meter stretch of sand gently descending into a sandy bay floor adorned with scattered rocks.

Cosy Corner South and North

Explore the serene haven north of Binalong Bay, where two enchanting corners, North and South, cradle a stretch of pristine white sand. Whether you prefer a refreshing dip or wish to unwind on your towel, Cosy Corners offers the perfect escape.
Swimcart Beach

Perfect for leisurely strolls and observing the rhythmic roll of the waves. Breathtaking views while exploring and beachcombing. While surf fishing is a popular activity, exercise caution when swimming due to the rough waters and strong currents. This stretch of beach is also renowned for its spectacular sunrise vistas.

Jeanneret Beach

This 250-meter expanse of pristine white sand is flanked by striking granite outcrops, making it an ideal beach for leisurely walks. Take a stroll, bask in the splendid views, and enjoy the East Coast sunshine as you unwind. This beach also offers a captivating sight with brilliantly coloured lichen adorning the rocks.

Binalong Bay Beach

Embark on a journey to Binalong Bay, the heart of the Bay of Fires, where nature unveils its breathtaking beauty. This coastal gem is not just a beach; it's a haven for various activities such as surfing and swimming.  The offshore reefs boast thriving marine ecosystems and crystal-clear waters, creating optimal conditions for exceptional diving and snorkeling experiences. 


In the Bay of Fires, every beach tells a unique story, and each corner reveals a new facet of nature's beauty. From hidden coves to expansive white-sand beaches, this region is a treasure trove for those seeking an immersive coastal experience. Whether you're a beach enthusiast, nature lover, or adventure seeker, the Bay of Fires promises an unforgettable journey along Tasmania's northeast coastline.

The Best Bay of Fires Beaches

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