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Friendly Beaches

53. Friendly Beaches

time 5 minutes to 5 hours depending on how long you feel like walking
access
From highway A3, take road C302 and then the turn-off to the Friendly Beaches. See map
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities Bush toilets near car park
grade Level 2
what to take Group A/B items required, depending on length of walk
cautions Supervise children, unpatrolled beaches, swimming not recommended
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

This track is just 10m long and lands you on a long white sandy beach.  From here you can explore for minutes or hours in either direction.

Highlights

The Friendly Beaches form part of Freycinet National Park. Fishing and surfing are two popular pastimes, although persons enterering the water must be aware that this is an unpatrolled beach and conditions can be dangerous.

One of Tasmania's few native terrestrial mammals that is on the threatened species list is found in the area. Indeed, the New Holland mouse was first discovered in Tasmania in 1976 in the heathlands of the Friendly Beaches. It is listed as rare.

Friendly Beaches