Old Beach Foreshore Trail

Old Beach, Brighton
Distance: 2km
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Getting There

Park at the Jetty, Jetty Road.

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.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Bike RidingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Walking with dogsPramsPublic transportParking

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

Track managed by Brighton Council
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.