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Beach Tent Journeys Taste of Paradise Top10 Beaches Tasmania

Beach Tent Journeys Taste of Paradise Top10 Beaches Tasmania

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Tasmania is well known for its remote locations and fresh culinary delights but did you know that it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to chill under your Beach Tent?

If you're looking for a list of the best beaches to visit in Tasmania, look no further!

This list has been compiled by experienced beach-goers and will give you all the information you need to make the most of your time at the beach.

Wineglass Bay

Bay of Fires

Coles Bay and Freycinet Peninsula

Shelly Beach

Chain of Lagoons

Lake St Clair

South Arm

Maria Island

Bruny Island

Crescent Bay

Let's take a closer look ....

Wineglass Bay | Ideal setting for your Beach Shelter

Wineglass Bay is one of not only Tasmania's most beautiful beaches, but also one of the most photographed spots on the island - the perfect place to spend a day in your beach tent.

The stunning contrast of the azure water and sand against the rocky peaks of the Hazards makes for a breathtaking view.

If you're feeling active, a short walk to the nearby lookout will give you picturesque panoramas of Freycinet National Park's Pulitzer Bay while providing an idyllic spot for birdwatching.


Bay of Fires | Perfect location for your Beach Shade

Tasmania's Bay of Fires is a stunning, hidden paradise made up of pristine white sand beaches and vibrant orange lichen-covered rocks.

This hidden beach area is ideal for people who enjoy swimming or beach combing; you may even find sponges, weedy sea dragons, rock lobsters, abalone, or other fascinating aquatic life!

Perfect spot for Beach Tents to chill and take in the variety of birds that make this place their home.


Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula

The Freycinet Peninsula is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason!

With its dramatic pink / orange granite mountains, sheltered azure waters and long stretches of white sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why visitors with Beach Tents are drawn to this place.

The peninsula is home to an array of different wildlife including wallabies, wombats, echidnas, possums and the Tasmanian devil.

Freycinet National Park also offers some great walks with breathtaking panoramic views, such as the Mt Amos track which takes you to the summit of one of Freycinet’s pink granite mountains.

Sitting and relaxing under your Beach Tent and being able to take in the perfect blue water and pink surrounds will make for an amazing Summer.


Shelly Beach - The East Coast Jewel & perfect for your Beach Umbrella

Shelly Beach, located on the East Coast of Tasmania, is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, fishing and chilling under your Beach Tent.

The beach is also famous for its interesting rock formations and large waves which make it a popular destination for surfing.

From Shelly Beach you can also walk to the nearby lighthouse where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the coastline.

Shelley Beach can get hot in Summer be sure to pack a Beach Shelter for sun protection.


Chain of Lagoons - A Beach Tent adventurer's playground

The Chain of Lagoons is a series of freshwater lagoons located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands and is a Beach Tent adventurers playground.

The lagoons are connected by a channel of water that flows through them and is a popular spot for fishing, canoeing, and birdwatching.

The area is also home to a number of different wildlife species such as eels, platypus, water rats, and ducks.

There are plenty of secluded, pristine beaches to set up your Beach Shelters or your pop up tent.


Lake St Clair

Technically more a Lake shoreline than a Beach Lake St Clair is located in Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, which contains Cradle Mountain.

Lake St Clair is the deepest lake in Australia and is surrounded by native forest & is a popular spot for hiking, camping & fishing.

From the lake, you can also walk to the nearby Mount Olympus, which at 1,617 meters is the highest mountain in Tasmania.

You may need a lightweight Beach Shelter here, especially one with a carry bag so you can carry it into the lake - this is not your average beach trip.


South Arm | Hobart's hidden gem

South Arm Peninsula is one of Hobart's well-hidden secrets.

If you're looking to surf in Hobart, head over to the U-shaped peninsula on the eastern bank of the lower Derwent Estuary.

The beaches on its southern shores are popular among Hobart's Surfers. Perfect waves in the right conditions can be found at Clifton Beach and Rebounds.

In winter this is also a great place for fishing for Atlantic Salmon.

You are likely to see an array of beach shelters here are this is a favorite beach spot for local Hobart folk.


Maria Island

Although not well known, Maria Island on the east coast of Tasmania is a resplendent gem worthy of exploration during any visit to this Australian state.

There are lots of exciting things to see in the region - mind-boggling vistas, spectacular beaches, breathtaking cliffs, fossils, and plenty of interesting wildlife.

This is an excellent destination to visit due to its stunning mountain views, gorgeous beaches, beautiful cliffs, fossils, and diverse animal life.

With isolated Beaches, Maria Island will unquestionably be perfect for Beach Tent Adventurers looking for some peaceful, unspoiled time.


Bruny Island

Bruny Island is frequently mentioned among Tasmania's must-see attractions for visitors.

This magnificent island encapsulates much of what Tasmania has to offer, including stunning beaches.

On Bruny, you will discover a variety of animals, panoramic vistas, fantastic pathways, and, of course, world-renowned goods.

There are two main towns located on Bruny Island.

The first, Adventure Bay, is great for swimming, fishing, and relaxing on the white sandy beaches.

The second town is Alonnah, which features the renowned Bruny Island Cheese Company

Crescent Bay

It takes work to enjoy Crescent Bay – it's about a 90-minute walk in from near Port Arthur – but the rewards are worth it.

The perfectly curved beach, peers across the water to Tasman Island and the Blade on Cape Pillar, but the best of the beach is its back wall – the spectacular dunes that tower up from the sands.

Generations of local Tasmanians have used these dunes for sand-boarding thrills.


Beach Tents Best Suited for Tasmania's variety of Beach conditions

When it comes to buying a beach tent that is well suited for a Tasmanian Beach Adventure, there are a few things you need to take into account.

Each type of beach offers its own unique set of challenges and opportunities when it comes to choosing the right Beach Tent.

Here are some tips on what to look for when buying a Beach Tent for each type of beach:

Ease of Setup | Beach Tents shouldn't be a setup nightmare

The amount of time it takes to set up your tent is inversely proportional to how much fun you'll have at the beach.

If you want to make the most of your day at the shore, consider a more straightforward and simple setup / pack-down design.

Here are a few Beach Tent Instruction Videos that have you setting up your Beach Tent like a professional for your next beach trip :

VIDEO : Setting up a Byron Bay Beach Tent

VIDEO : One person set up

VIDEO : Pegs, Ropes & Clips

The Power of the Wind | Be Safe & Secure

Tasmania has some of the most unpredictable and untamed beach visits on the planet.

The most crucial feature of a tent is its wind resistance. comparison shop for a beach tent that can weather any storm and is also durable.

Ideally, the more points that the Beach Tent is secured to the sand the better. Beach Umbrellas with only one point of fixing to the sand can be particularly vulnerable to being blown out.

Tips For Securely setting up a Byron Bay Beach Tent

A Byron Bay Beach Shade once it is up is very resilient to the wind (as it has 6 points of contact with sand).

Video | On Set Up Resilience to Strong Winds

Here are a few pointers : 

Beach Shelter Pegs | When putting the pegs in dig away some soft sand and hammer in pegs 45 degrees angle back to the tent and cover with sand and pat down.  Also, ensure that the hooks on the pegs are facing down.

Beach Shelter Ropes | Once the pegs are in go back around all four ropes and tighten the black guy rope clip – slide it up so that the tension is tight. Revisit these if need be during the day if they loosen on your Beach Tent.  Hold the Beach Tent Frame when setting up and packing down

Beach Tent Frame | Another tip, is when setting the tent up or taking it down. If it is windy - hold the frame, as once the pegs are out (if the fabric is draped over the frame (like a sail)), the frame can be blown over.

Privacy | Beach Tents provide a sense of seclusion

One of the great things about beach tents is that they offer privacy, whether you're changing into your swimsuit or just want to relax without being bothered by passersby.

Some beaches are more crowded than others, so if you're looking for a little more peace and quiet, make sure to find a tent that offers good coverage.

Beach Tent Weight | Light is good

Beach tents vary in weight. It's not always the case that heavy beach shade tents are sturdy as lighter beach tents that are properly staked down at multiple points can be more sturdy on windy days.

Ideally, it is a trade-off, you don't want to be carrying around a heavy Beach Tent particularly if it doesn't provide the shade that you require.

A light Beach Tent that provides UPF50+ and suits the need of you and your beach-going friends is the perfect option and what you should be aiming for.

Beach Shelter Size | One size may not fit all

All tents including Byron Bay Beach Shades need to be considered in terms of size.

The size of the tent will determine how many people it can accommodate and how much beach gear you can fit inside.

If you're planning on spending a lot of time at the beach, make sure to choose a tent that's large enough to comfortably hold all your belongings.

Beach Shade Tent UV Protection | The Sun is not always your friend

While getting some sun is healthy, too much exposure can be dangerous.

Make sure to choose a tent that offers UV protection so you can stay safe while enjoying the beach.

UPF50+ Sun Protection is the best option as it blocks out 97.5% of harmful UV rays. Beach Tents with this level of protection will keep you cool as well as protected from the sun.  A beach tent that can protect you in the high sun as well as when the sun is low (morning and afternoons) is ideal. Multiple setup options will assist with this.

Price | Price is only one factor in determining whether you have received good value

Most Beach Tents, like most items, have varying prices.  Some of the most costly goods aren't always the finest, and some of the cheapest items aren't always the worst.  However, going with a lower-priced beach tent may lead to more complications and less guarantee. 

Best to consider the reviews for whichever Sun Shelter you are considering whether it is a Beach Tent, Beach Umbrella, Coolcabanas Beach Shelter, pop-up Beach Tent, Neso Beach Tent,

Storage Pockets | A Mum's best friend at the beach

Having pockets in a beach tent allows you to store your belongings securely, away from the harshness of wind and rain.

When the weather is bad, people need a place to put all their stuff so it stays clean and dry. These pockets will be perfect to assist with this.

Ventilation | A breeze can be your friend

The Beach Tent ventilation system will help keep you cool on the beach during those hot Summer Days. A windy day is perfect to keep the heat at bay as is a relaxing swim.

Unlike a Pop Up Tent, a Beach Tent will allow the breeze to flow through and keep you and the kids cool.

When it comes to Sun Shelters that provide great ventilation, a Beach Umbrella, Byron Bay Beach Tent, or Coolcabanas Beach Shelter will get the job done more than a pop up beach shelter.

Just ensure that there are some solid tent pegs (over sand pockets) made from quality materials that will ensure a secure setup when the wind picks up.

Pole Type | Aluminium is best 

Generally, when it comes to Poles for Beach Tents there are two types - Aluminium or powder coated Steel.

Aluminium Beach Tent Poles are going to be the lighter of the two options making it easier for you to transport to and from the beach. It will also be more resistant to corrosion.

Powder Coated Steel Beach Tent Poles will be heavier and will often rust in the salt air and water at the Beach leading to rust marks on your Beach Tent fabric.

Type of Beach Tent Fabric | Must be UPF50+

The most popular beach tents are often constructed of high-quality, long-lasting cloth, making them more wind and weather-resistant.

The best fabric for beach tents is generally made from a thick, quality material that offers UPF50+ protection. Often pop-up beach tent fabric can be super light and made from polyester.


If you're looking for a Beach Tent destination that offers something a little different, then Tasmania is the place for you.

With its stunning coastline, diverse wildlife, and rugged landscapes, Tasmania has something to offer everyone. So pack your Beach Tent and head on over to this amazing Australian state for an unforgettable beach holiday experience.

When looking for a beach tent, it is important to consider various factors such as size, protection from the sun and wind, storage pockets, and ventilation. It is also important to consider the price of the beach tent and whether it has received good reviews.

A Byron Bay Beach Tent will definitely tick many of the above boxes.

We look forward to seeing you are one of the amazing Tasmanian Beaches above this Summer.

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