Old Beach Foreshore Trail Old Beach, Brighton

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy.

Issued 4.10pm, Wed 26 Apr 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

2.0km

Experience

Coastal

Description

You begin the Old Beach foreshore walk at Jetty Road, where there’s a jetty and boat launching ramp. The jetty has an interesting history. It was used for a ferry service established by two convict cousins, John Earle and James Austin, in 1816 after completing their sentences in Van Diemens Land for steeling honey and beehives. John Earle operated the ferry from Old Beach and James Austin operated it from what became Austin’s Ferry on the western shore. From the Jetty you head eastwards to Cassidy’s Bay. It’s a beautiful foreshore with large areas of salt marsh and bird life. There are great views of kunanyi / Mount Wellington along the track.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Easy
Cycling Under 2 hours
Easy
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Easy

Access

Accessible with pram  Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Parking 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Track subject to occasional inundation during very high tides.

Map

Photos

  • Old Beach Foreshore Trail 1
  • Old Beach Foreshore Trail 2

Getting there

Park at the Jetty, Jetty Road.

This track is managed by the Brighton Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact Brighton Council’s Asset Services Department by phone on 03 6268 7000 or by email to admin@brighton.tas.gov.au