St HELENS & BINALONG BAY
- St HELENS
- BINALONG BAY
1/ St Helens is a modern town on the east coast of Tasmania. It services a very large holiday village and a fishing fleet. It is a favorite beach holiday venue for Tasmanians.
2/ This is the modern tourist information centre. It is located in Cecilia Street in the St Helens CBD.
3/ Next to the information centre is this pioneers mural.
4/ There are a number of older buildings in St Helens like this Anglican church in Cecilia Street.
5/ Nearby is the lovely old Catholic church of St Helens.
6/ There are a number of lovely heritage homes in St Helens like this one, which is balanced by two pines. The pines demonstrate that St Helens has some of the warmest weather in Tasmania.
7/ As you approach the St Helens CBD, the buildings become more modern reflecting the modern tourist age.
6/ This is the ultra modern ANZ bank in Quail Street. Sea blue is the linking color in St Helens CBD.
7/ The Portland Memorial Hall has been stylishly modernized and carries the blue theme.
8/ The modern CBD of St Helens offers visitors many luxury services.
9/ The old war memorial of St Helens is now balanced by an interesting mural.
10/ St Helens began as a fishing village. Now its marina moors many luxury pleasure craft.
11/ These two fishing boats work the rich fishing grounds off the coast of eastern Tasmania.
12/ This fishing boat is stocked with cray pots. In the distance is the modern suburb of Fairlea.
13/ St Helens is located on Georges Bay. This view looks towards the narrow opening of the bay.
14/ This is a closer view of the entrance to Georges Bay. It is quite shallow and the bar is difficult for boats to cross.
15/ The east coast of Tasmania is replete with bird life. This shows a huge gathering of swans near the St Helens Marina.
16/ Georges Bay at St Helens is popular with kayakers. This kayaker sails the peaceful waters near Stieglitz.
17/ This is the old pier at Stieglitz, a St Helens suburb. It looks west towards the entrance of Georges Bay.
18/ Just south east of St Helens is the St Helens Point peninsula. It contains some great beaches, plus the Peron Dunes. This photo looks towards the north. The dunes are about 15 metres high and sand skiing is allowed in some sections of the dunes.
19/ This view looks across the Peron Dunes to the beaches south of St Helens. The pointed peak to the left of the photo is the peak of St Patrick's Head.
20/ This view looks south from across the beautiful blue waters towards Scamander Beach. The pointed peak on the right is St Patrick's Head.
21/ This is Beerbarrel Beach, which is at the top of the St Helens Point peninsula. It is a great place to enjoy the pleasures of the beach.
22/ This view was taken from near the boat launch at the top of the St Helens Point peninsula. It looks across Georges Bay.
23/ This view looks east into the Tasman Sea. A fishing fleet operates out of St Helens and catches many kinds of game fish. In the foreground on a rock are cormorants, which are common around St Helens.
24/ This view shows one of the many, lovely, sandy coves in the St Helens area.
25/ This view shows a rock shelf. Note the red color which is common on the rocks near St Helens.
1/ Binalong Bay is at the southern end of the famous Bay of Fires. It is located just north of St Helens on the east coast of Tasmania. It is credited with having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is the view from the car park. The beautiful white sands of the beach stretch for about 2 kilometres and end in a rock outcrop. To the left you can see a lagoon, which is popular with children.
2/ A pretty, bikini girl statue welcomes you to Binalong Bay. Beyond her is the Binalong Bay car park.
3/ This view shows the beach at Binalong Bay from near the car park. Note the beautiful white sands.
4/ This photo shows the lagoon just west of the beach at Binalong Bay. It is popular with children.
5/ This photo shows swimmers using small surf boards. Since these children are not wearing wet suits, they are probably Tasmanians, who swim in the cooler waters.
6/ This is the view from the southern end of the beach at Binalong Bay. You can see how large the beach really is. The beach suburb of Binalong Bay is also quite large.
7/ This is a classic view of the red covered rocks at the southern end of Binalong Bay beach.
8/ This view shows waves crashing against the rocks at the southern end of the beach. This area would be very dangerous for swimmers.
9/ I included this photo to show how dangerous the surf can be. This wave pattern shows that there is a strong under current in this area making it very dangerous for swimmers. Care must be taken, when selecting areas to swim in. The day before I took this photo a foreign tourist was drowned near St Helens.
10/ This is one of the many isolated coves, where you can enjoy a good swim.
11/ This sunset view was taken from near the Gardens. This area is north of St Helens. It looks across the waters of the Bay of Fires.
12/ This sunset view looks south across the Bay of Fires. It was taken from near the Gardens.