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St Helens Tasmania

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.

St Helens Tasmania

2/ This is the modern tourist information centre. It is located in Cecilia Street in the St Helens CBD.

St Helens Tasmania

3/ Next to the information centre is this pioneers mural.

St Helens Tasmania

4/ There are a number of older buildings in St Helens like this Anglican church in Cecilia Street.

St Helens Tasmania

5/ Nearby is the lovely old Catholic church of St Helens.

St Helens Tasmania

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.

St Helens Tasmania

7/ As you approach the St Helens CBD, the buildings become more modern reflecting the modern tourist age.

St Helens Tasmania

6/ This is the ultra modern ANZ bank in Quail Street. Sea blue is the linking color in St Helens CBD.

St Helens Tasmania

7/ The Portland Memorial Hall has been stylishly modernized and carries the blue theme.

St Helens Tasmania

8/ The modern CBD of St Helens offers visitors many luxury services.

St Helens Tasmania

9/ The old war memorial of St Helens is now balanced by an interesting mural.

St Helens Tasmania

10/ St Helens began as a fishing village. Now its marina moors many luxury pleasure craft.

St Helens Tasmania

11/ These two fishing boats work the rich fishing grounds off the coast of eastern Tasmania.

St Helens Tasmania

12/ This fishing boat is stocked with cray pots. In the distance is the modern suburb of Fairlea.

St Helens Tasmania

13/ St Helens is located on Georges Bay. This view looks towards the narrow opening of the bay.

St Helens Tasmania

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.

St Helens Tasmania

15/ The east coast of Tasmania is replete with bird life. This shows a huge gathering of swans near the St Helens Marina.

kayak at St Helens

16/ Georges Bay at St Helens is popular with kayakers. This kayaker sails the peaceful waters near Stieglitz.

pier at Stieglitz at St Helens

17/ This is the old pier at Stieglitz, a St Helens suburb. It looks west towards the entrance of Georges Bay.

Peron Dunes near St Helens

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.

Peron Dunes near St Helens

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.

St Helens Point

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.

Beer barrel Beach at St Helens Point

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.

St Helens Point

22/ This view was taken from near the boat launch at the top of the St Helens Point peninsula. It looks across Georges Bay.

St Helens Point

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.

St Helens Point

24/ This view shows one of the many, lovely, sandy coves in the St Helens area.

rocks at St Helens Point

25/ This view shows a rock shelf. Note the red color which is common on the rocks near St Helens.

 

Binalong Bay 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.

Bikini girl at Binalong Bay near St Helens

2/ A pretty, bikini girl statue welcomes you to Binalong Bay. Beyond her is the Binalong Bay car park.

beach at Binalong Bay near St Helens

3/ This view shows the beach at Binalong Bay from near the car park. Note the beautiful white sands.

lagoon at Binalong Bay near St Helens

4/ This photo shows the lagoon just west of the beach at Binalong Bay. It is popular with children.

swimmers at Binalong Bay near St Helens

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.

beach at Binalong Bay near St Helens

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.

rocks at Binalong Bay near St Helens

7/ This is a classic view of the red covered rocks at the southern end of Binalong Bay beach.

Binalong Bay near St Helens

8/ This view shows waves crashing against the rocks at the southern end of the beach. This area would be very dangerous for swimmers.

surf at Binalong Bay near St Helens

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.

cove near Binalong Bay near St Helens

10/ This is one of the many isolated coves, where you can enjoy a good swim.

Bay of Fires near Binalong Bay near St Helens

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.

Bay of Fires near Binalong Bay near St Helens

12/ This sunset view looks south across the Bay of Fires. It was taken from near the Gardens.

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