Sandy Bay Hobart walk, Tasmania

Beach Rd, Sandy Bay Tasmania

Sandy Bay Hobart walk, Tasmania

Beach Rd, Sandy Bay Tasmania
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51 m
3.46 km
Very Easy
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A good loop walk along the beach at Sandy Bay that has lots of things to see.

Sandy Bay Hobart walk, Tasmania

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A nice little walk along the Derwent River that has good paths and interesting things to see. It has a few art works, lots of seats, toilets and a playground. Not to mention the beaches and water front.

There are lots of place to start and finish the walk as there are quite a few beach access points.

Some of the path is of high quality and suitable for wheelchairs.


Points of Interest

1. Sculpture

A pretty interesting sculpture marks the point where we started our walk.

2. Little Sandy Bay

The path follows right along the beach at Little Sandy Bay, which is great for anyone with mobility issues or prams as they can get close to the water.

3. The seat

Now this is a great spot for a seat!

4. Dog off leash

Blinky Bill Reserve and Beach is a dog off-leash area.

5. Sewerage outfall

Nice spot for a view back up the Derwent at the old Sewerage Outfall.

6. The searchlight

The remains of searchlight bunker at Blinking Billy Point where two lights lit up the sky from 1890 to WWII, playing their role as part of the the Derwent Defence Network.

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7. End of the path

The path ends but we wish it didn't as love to keep walking along here.

8. Long Beach Reserve playground

Good little playground that backs onto the Long Beach Reserve.

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9. 'The Beacon' 2013

The Beacon is a 2013 sculpture, commissioned by the City of Hobart, by Finnish-born Australian artist Ari Purhonen.

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10. Into the bushes.

Follow the path through the bushes to continue to walk the route to Nurgrove Beach.

11. Nutgrove Beach

The beach is dog on-leash from 9am to 7pm and a popular route for walking to school.

12. The Jetty

The walk end, or turn around point, is at a private jetty that also has access to Sandy Point Rd through private property.

13. Access point

There a few access point to the walk, some on public land and others through private property.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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