Join the many Tasmanians who have fond memories of beachside holidays at these hamlets.
If you enjoy a quiet bay with white sands and clear water, then Boat Harbour is guaranteed to steal your heart. The area has two small population centres – the town, high above sea-level, and the small beach community below, nestled between rocky headlands.
The beach is what it’s all about, with family-friendly waves, rock pools to explore, pacific gulls and clean white sand. From the winding road that descends down to the water, the views of the harbour are captivating. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and whales that occasionally enter the bay area.
Walking on the beach you’ll feel a sense of solitude while still enjoying the sound of children playing on a playground built in the sand and the chatting of neighbours and friends enjoying a cold beer in the surf club. This is beach community at its best.
And while the summer season may be short-lived, it’s still beautiful the rest of the year.
Nearby, between Boat Harbour and Stanley is Rocky Cape National Park with rock pools, wildflowers and bushwalks to Aboriginal caves in rugged cliffs.
Boat Harbour was voted one of Australia’s top 10 beaches.
The village is a 10-min drive from Wynyard or a 30-min drive from Burnie.
Open: Daily 9am – 5pm, August – April and daily 10am – 4pm, May – July.
Closed: Easter Good Friday and Christmas Day.
From Devonport take the A1 Bass Highway. From the West Coast take the A10 to Yolla then the B26 to Wynyard.
Wynyard to: Burnie – 19km (20 min), Cradle Mountain – 124km (1 hour 35 min), Devonport – 68km (1 hour), Stanley – 55km (45 min), Strahan – 199km (3 hours 25 min).
B&B’s, caravan and cabin parks, hotel and motels, and self-contained apartments, cottages and units. Advance bookings are recommended all year. Accommodation enquiries and bookings can be made through the Visitor Information Centre.
Self-contained motor homes can stay free overnight at the Wynyard Showgrounds, Jackson Street, Wynyard. No facilities are available.
Wynyard Transfer Station, Goldie Street, Wynyard.
Wynyard Visitor Information Centre, 8 Exhibition Link, Wynyard. Tel: (03) 6443 8330.
ANZ Bank and ATM, 70 Goldie Street, Wynyard.
Bass and Equitable, 60 Goldie Street, Wynyard.
Commonwealth Bank and ATM, 29 Goldie Street, Wynyard.
Commonwealth Bank 47 Wragg Street, Somerset.
Westpac Bank and ATM, 72A Goldie Street, Wynyard.
Boat Harbour Beach Belle Vue Waters offers self-contained accommodation on Tasmania’s beautiful North West Coast. Overlooking the white sands and sparkling waters of Bass Strait, Belle Vue Waters is just a stone’s throw to the beach. The contemporary open-plan two bedroom unit offers superior accommodation for up to...
Boat Harbour Beach House offers self-contained accommodation at Boat Harbour Beach on Tasmania’s North West Coast. Where the air is clean, the water is crystal clear and “everything is perfect”. The Waterfront is a lovely two-bedroom self-contained beach house with a very private, absolute waterfront location....
Sunnysands Holiday Unit offers beachside accommodation at Boat Harbour Beach on Tasmania’s North West Coast. Boat Harbour Beach is a 15-minute drive from Burnie/Wynyard Airport and close to Rocky Cape National Park. The two-bedroom unit has one double bedroom and second room with two single beds. Linen is provided. There...
Paradise House provides contemporary, self-contained luxury accommodation at Boat Harbour Beach in North West Tasmania. The famed pristine white sands and crystal clear sea are just 38 steps down in front of Paradise House. The architect-designed holiday house accommodates up to six guests, has a master bedroom with queen bed...
These superb architect designed villas have exterior colours blending to reflect the surrounding area and landscape. Interiors are marched in understated colours, quality furnishing, contemporary fittings and European appliances. This development is designed to provide an experience that is demanded by the nature of the...
Boat Harbour Garden Cottages offer self contained accommodation with one and two bedroom cottages set in a peaceful and tranquil setting on five acres of established gardens. Boat Harbour Garden Cottages are located at Boat Harbour a secluded and beautiful picturesque spot just west of Burnie and Wynyard on the North West Coast...
The Boat Harbour Beach Holiday Park offers self-contained affordable accommodation in Tasmania’s North West. Overlooking the bay and turquoise waters of Bass Strait, the accommodation is just a short walk from iconic Boat Harbour Beach. There is a fully self-contained unit and ongoing park expansion will include the...