GREENS BEACH is a beautiful, long, white sand beach and holiday settlement at the mouth of the Tamar River in northern central Tasmania. It is popular with swimmers, sand yachts and sail boards. There is a picnic ground, a golf course and a shop at Greens Beach. It is fairly close to the many facilities of Beaconsfield and Beauty point, plus there is some accommodation in this area. The eastern edge of the Narawntapu National Park begins at Greens Beach.
From Greens Beach you are 5 minutes from the Badgers Beach end of NARAWNTAPU and 10 minutes from BEACONSFIELD and BEAUTY POINT. You are 20 minutes from GEORGE TOWN and EXETER. and 25 minutes from GRINDELWALD. Nearby places are described in the TAMAR VALLEY REGION page.
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FACILITIES: There is a shop cum cafe at Greens Beach. The nearest commercial facilities are at BEACONSFIELD. There is some accommodation in the WEST TAMAR area.
SIGHT: Greens Beach is a beautiful, white sand beach located just 60 kilometres north of LAUNCESTON. It is a beach holiday settlement with a golf course and one shop cum mini cafe. Greens Beach is on the eastern edge of the NARAWNTAPU National Park. You can walk into the Park into the BADGERS BEACH end.
Greens Beach is on the western side of the Tamar Estuary, so it has good views of GEORGE TOWN, which is on the eastern side of the Tamar. The Beach is noteworthy for its broad, soft, white sands and the extreme distance that the tide recedes to before gently returning.
From George Town drive south on the A8 East Tamar Highway, until you see the sign to the west leading to Deviot and Beaconsfield. This takes you across the Tamar River on the Batman Bridge. Here you join the A7 West Tamar Highway, which you follow north to Greens Beach.
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1/ Greens Beach is about 50 kilometres north east of Launceston. It is a favorite beach holiday venue for people from Launceston and has very wide white sand beaches. This image looks down on Greens Beach from Top Road.
2/ This image looks east across the Tamar Estuary towards the Low Head lighthouse.
3/ This is the only shop at Greens Beach. It also serves simple meals on the outside tables. Having only one general purpose shop is typical of holiday settlements.
4/ Greens Beach is used for a variety of fun activities including land yachts.
5/ This view shows the Greens Beach hamlet. Just beyond the hill is the Narawntapu National Park.
6/ Sand yachts take advantage of the flat sand and good winds at Greens Beach to race down the beach to the start of the estuary.
7/ Kayaks are also popular on the gently waters of Greens Beach.
8/This is a wider view towards the Greens Beach Hamlet showing the beautiful white sands typical of Tasmanian beaches.
9/ Greens Beach is noteworthy for the extreme distance that the time recedes to before it gently returns. This is one reason why it is popular with sand yachts.
10/ Vast swathes of seaweed are dumped onto the sand at Greens Beach at low tide.
11/ The eastern part of Greens Beach has a rocky field.
12/ This photo shows a wide view of the rock field and the sea weed dumps at Greens Beach.
13/ Here the tide gently is returning across the soft, warm, shallow water of Greens Beach.
14/ Finally the sun sets on the western horizon giving off these beautiful shimmering reflections.
1/ The Tamar River is in central northern Tasmania. Low Head is on the mouth of the Tamar River. The Low Head light house can be seen clearly from the Greens Beach hamlet. I was lucky to catch this rainbow at sunset.
2/ The Tamar Estuary is very wide at low tide at Greens Beach.
3/ Clarence Point is just down the river from the Tamar Estuary.
4/ Clarence Point is a good place to moor boats.