Sandy Bay Foreshore

Sandy Bay, Hobart
Distance: 1.6km
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Getting There

Walk, ride your bike, take a bus or drive your car to Sandy Bay to begin the trail.

Whether enjoying a swim at Long Beach, celebrating a birthday in the playground or strolling along the river edge to Blinking Billy lighthouse, the Sandy Bay foreshore is the perfect place to relax, all year round. The beach is a popular spot to cool off in summer, especially for young families. If it is too cold to swim there is always the playground to explore or maybe kick a ball on the oval at Sandown Park. The short walk along the shore to Blinking Billy Point then up to Alexandra Battery, with its gun emplacements and tunnels, is also highly recommended.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Bike RidingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Wheelchair accessiblePramsPublic transportWalking with dogsToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area

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 City of Hobart
City of Hobart

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to For urgent communications please contact us by phone.