Water recreation

Boating and fishing

With over 190 kilometres of coastline, Clarence is a paradise for boating and fishing, whether you wish to drop a line from a local wharf or venture out off-shore. For those who prefer inland waters, try the Coal River.


Public boat ramp locations


Geilston Bay:  De Bomford Lane, Geilston Bay

Kangaroo Bay:  Access through Rosny College, Rosny

Lauderdale Yacht Club:  Kirra Road, Roaches Beach

Montagu Bay:  Rosny Esplanade, Montagu Bay

Opposum Bay:  South Arm Road, Opposum Bay

Ralphs Bay:  Dorans Road, Sandford

Restdown Point:  Saundersons Road, Risdon

Rokeby Beach:  Droughty Point Road, Rokeby

Rosny: Off Bastick Street (adjacent to Rosny College)

Seven Mile Beach:  Seven Mile Beach Esplanade

South Arm:  Jetty Road, South Arm



Sailing is a major recreational activity with local marinas and sheltered moorings providing easy access to family boats, large and small. 



Clarence's 191km of coastline provides enormous opportunity for coastal kayaking. In addition, the Coal River offers sheltered inland waters for paddlers.

Safety Tips

Always tell someone about your plans, including where you intend to canoe or kayak and when you expect to be back. Others suggestions include:

For tips on minimal impact sea kayaking see the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife website.



Surfing at Rebounds at South Goats Bluff - Calverts Beach - photo by Sean DaveyClarence has some of the best surfing spots in Tasmania with varying degrees of safety and difficulty. Clifton Beach is the best known and is the only beach that has a surf life saving club. The patrols are active each weekend and on public holidays.

Some surf beaches in Clarence are for experienced surfers ONLY.


Surf beaches in Clarence

More information about beaches in Clarence can be found on the Beaches page of this website.



Clarence has a great choice of places to swim. Whether it's at the Clarence Aquatic Centre, a private pool or one of our fabulous beaches, the choice is yours. For beach information, refer to our Beaches page.

Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500

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