Beaches of the Tasmanian Coast and Islands

Andrew D. Short

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Format: paperback
362 pages
ISBN: 9781920898120

Publication: 01 Mar 2006

Publisher: Sydney University Press

Beaches of the Tasmanian Coast and Islands covers the beaches of the Tasmanian coast, together with those on Maria, Bruny, King, Robbins, Walker and Flinders islands – in all, 1,617 beaches spread along 3,030 km of coast.

This book has two aims. First, to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of all Tasmania’s beaches, including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, and information on beach hazards and safety. Second, to provide a description of each beach, including its name(s), location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone.

The book comments on the suitability of the beach for bathing, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards. Based on the physical hazards, all beaches are rated in terms of public safety and scaled from 1 (least hazardous) to 10 (most hazardous).

Andrew Short is director of the Coastal Studies Unit at the University of Sydney.


  1. Tasmanian coast
  2. Beach systems
  3. Beach hazards and safety
  4. Tasmanian beaches

Beach index
General index
Surf index

‘The seven books in the series sponsored by the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program (ABSMP) constitute the single most comprehensive beach database in the world ... It is rare to find a treasure of scientific and technical information that is available and comprehensible to scientists and lay persons alike ... It is thus without reservation that I recommend all books in the Beaches of Australia series'
Charles W. Finkl   Journal of Coastal Research

Format: paperback
Size: 297 × 210 mm
362 pages
20 b&w tables, 321 colour illustrations, and 70 b&w illustrations
Copyright: © 2006
ISBN: 9781920898120
Publication: 01 Mar 2006