Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach Cremorne, Clarence

Today’s weather

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Issued 4.10pm, Thu 22 Oct 2020
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Distance

5.7km

Experience

Coastal

Description

The track is part of the Clarence Coastal Trail and traverses the coast between Cremorne Beach and Mays Beach. The track is 4.5km in length between Cremorne Beach Park and southern end of Mays Beach. A further kilometre along Mays Beach will take walkers to Bayside Drive, if a car shuffle has been arranged. From the track are spectacular views across Frederick Henry Bay to Primrose Sands and Tasman Peninsula.

The Moomairremener people of the Oyster Bay Nation lived seasonally along the coast, prior to white settlement. The May family purchased property in 1874 and Mays Point, Mays Beach and Mays Hill are named after them. The family had orchards and grew apples, pears and cherries. A wharf at Mays Beach was used to ship the fruit to market. The coastal strip is now public land.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Moderate

Dogs

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only) 

Dogs are not permitted in Calverts Hill Nature Reserve which is partway along the track and managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Facilities

Toilets  Parking 

Restrictions

No horses

The track passes through Parks and Wildlife Service managed Calverts Hill Nature Reserve, which contains the rare and endangered Eucalyptus Morrisbyi. Dogs and other animals are not permitted in the Nature Reserve but Council is working with Parks to have the classification of the coastal strip changed to permit formal track construction and dog walking along that section of coast.

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - cliff face 

The track follows the coastline, where there are drop-offs to the water in some places. Please remain on the track and supervise small children. A formal track has not been constructed in Calverts Hill Nature Reserve so the informal track is unsurfaced and rough in places. Be aware that stock may be grazing in the Nature Reserve.

Photos

  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Cremorne walkers
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Cremorne track views
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Cremorne beach access
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Cremorne access to surf beach
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Track view
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Mays Beach coastal track
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Mays Beach coastal track
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Mays Beach from north
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Mays Beach access
  • Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach – Signage at Frest Hill Road track intersection

Map

Getting there

Start from the Cremorne Beach Park carpark and walk north along the beach to the start of the track. There are additional access points at the end of Forest Hill Road and Bayside Drive.

This track is managed by Clarence City Council and Parks and Wildlife Service

Clarence City Council logo

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Clarence City Council by phone on 03 6217 9500 or by email to clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

Parks and Wildlife Service logo

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.