The team at Outdoria could not be happier that summer is on its way. That was a long winter and it's time to hit the beach and soak up some sand, surf, sun(screen) and coastal beach times. Enjoy our latest series of best beaches in Australia with this impressive list from the Apple Isle - Tasmania.
Be sure to let us know which beaches we have missed and why you think they should have been top of our list!
One look at Wineglass Bay and it is clear to see why it is one of the most popular beaches in Tasmania. The bay is part of the Freycinet National Park and is surrounded by dense bushlands and granite peaks known as 'The Hazards'.
The water is vivid blue and the sand white and untouched. Aside from being a little chilly, it is the perfect location for swimming and snorkeling with little to no swell.
Beyond the beach there is so much to see and do. Take an All Terrain Vehicle tour through the National Park, go on a kayak adventure, or if you have a longer stay planned, go on the Freycinet Experience Walk, a four-day guided walk covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula.
There is also a 9-hole golf course, food and wine tasting, sailing trips and cruises. Wineglass Bay really has it all.
See also: Freycinet Adventures
What a perfect name for a beach! Although when you consider what Friendly Beach is all about you may ask why?
The beach is very popular with surfers thanks to the large swell and solid waves on offer if the weather conditions are right. The beach is known for strong rips and tidal movements, so if you are looking for a place to swim, perhaps go a little bit further along the coast.
The beach is very secluded and part of the Freycinet National Park, providing a stunning backdrop and plenty of chances to see some local wildlife.
Greens Beach is north-west of Launceston and just over an hours journey from Devonport.
The beach sits at the mouth of the Tamar River and is frequented by those looking to get a spectacular clifftop view of the Narawntapu National Park. The spot is also a great fishing location, and there are many popular spots along the Tamar River.
The beach is relatively protected offering a peaceful environment for families or those looking to relax.
Beer Barrel Beach
Beer Barrel Beach offers something for everyone, and during school holidays becomes very busy.
Sitting on the north-east tip of Tasmania, the beach is secluded with beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. It is an exposed reef break that offers good consistent waves for surfers. If the waves aren't peaking at Beer Barrel Beach, surfers will take a short trip to the nearby Binnalong Bay which offers some of the best surfing in Tasmania.
Cloudy Bay is a surfer's paradise. Along with 'Coal Point' and 'The Neck' the beach plays host to the Bruny Island Surf Classic each year, one of only a handful of state surfing competitions.
Accessing the bay requires a short ferry from Tasmania, and offers plenty in the way of wilderness and tranquillity. The South Bruny National Park houses Cloudy Bay, as well as plenty of native wildlife.
Make the most of your journey over and spend a night or two camping at one of the family and pet-friendly camping or tourists parks.
Marrawah is a small community that has a couple of great surfing options. Periwinkle and Marrawah are the two main surf beaches that offer some great waves. The beaches face west into some big swell, definitely an area more suited to the serious surfers.
The area is very remote not providing much more than a camping reserve and a car park, but if you are just chasing waves, that won't matter.
Wine Glass Bay