WEYMOUTH, LULWORTH and BELLINGHAM Beaches are adjacent, beautiful beaches in north eastern Tasmania. The area is popular, because it is somewhat protected from the cold winds of Bass Strait. There are holiday settlements at both beaches and each has a shop. The beaches are located between GEORGE TOWN and BRIDPORT. Both are only about 20 minutes from George Town. In terms of accessing other areas, Weymouth and Lulworth are as much a part of the TAMAR VALLEY, as they are part of the NORTH EAST Region.
From WEYMOUTH you are 15 minutes from both BRIDPORT and GEORGE TOWN. You are 3o minutes from SCOTTSDALE and LILYDALE and 50 minutes from LAUNCESTON, WATERHOUSE and DERBY. Nearby places are described in the TAMAR REGION and NORTH EAST REGION pages.
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FACILITIES: There is a shop at Weymouth, but there are no commercial facilities at Lulworth. The nearest shopping precincts are at Bridport and George Town. There is some accommodation at GEORGE TOWN and much accommodation at BRIDPORT.
SIGHT: The north coast of Tasmania has many beautiful, deserted beaches. The only problem is that local Tasmanians can swim in temperatures of only 15 degrees, which most Australians find too cold. Weymouth and Lulworth beaches are better than some, as they are protected from the cold winds by being shallow bays protected by head lands. For this reason they are very popular in the Tasmanian summer. There are some first class wineries in this area. The nearest towns are GEORGE TOWN and BRIDPORT.
BAY of FIRES WINES is at 40 Baxters Rd, Pipers River (south of Weymouth): (03) 6382 7622
DALRYMPLE VINEYARDS is at 1337 Pipers Brook Rd, Pipers Brook (south of Weymouth): (03) 6382 7229
JANSZ TASMANIA VINEYARDS is at Pipers Brook Rd, Pipers Brook (south of Weymouth): (03) 6382 7066
PIPERS BROOK VINEYARD is at Pipers Brook Rd, Pipers Brook (south of Weymouth): (03) 6382 7527
ROUTE: From LAUNCESTON there are two possible routes of equal merit. Firstly you can drive north on the A8 East Tamar Highway, until you turn east on B82 which goes to BRIDPORT. From B82 turn north on C816, which takes you there.
1/ Weymouth is on the north east coast of Tasmania. This photo shows the peaceful Piper River at Weymouth just before it reaches the sea. The Piper River bank has many beaches, which are quite large at low tide.
2/ This is the beach of the Piper River at Weymouth. The Piper River becomes very large just before it empties into the sea, which is just over these dunes.
3/ This looks south down the Piper River. At low tide the area of sand and mud is vast.
4/ This photo shows the Piper River entering the sea north of Weymouth. Across the river is the tiny holiday hamlet of Bellingham.
5/ This photo shows the rows of sticks that are prevalent on the western side of the Piper River at Weymouth.
6/ At low tide the western side of the Piper River at Weymouth reveals rows of old timber. It is the remains of an old fish trap.
7/ This view looks south to show the full extent of the fish trap. The houses on the left are part of the beach holiday settlement of Bellingham.
8/ The beaches at Weymouth consist of many kilometres of beautiful, white sands.
9/ The Piper River at Weymouth attracts many kayakers. Note how Tasmanian swimmers use wet suits.
10/ This is the Piper River estuary at Weymouth. It had warm peaceful waters that day.
1/ Bellingham Beach is a long, beautiful beach in north eastern Tasmania. It is located east of Georgetown. This image shows the Piper River emptying into Noland Bay at high tide. There are three holiday hamlets in this area: Lulworth, Weymouth & Bellingham. Bellingham is just beyond this image to the right, while to the left is Weymouth. This album shows shots I made on walks with friends in 2019, 2020 & 2021. This image was taken early on the morning of a winter day.
2/ This image also shows the Piper River entering Noland Bay but at low tide. The foot prints show our walk direction to the east.
3/ Bellingham Beach is mostly a sand beach, but there were a few rocky areas that we had to cross.
4/ This image shows an exposed series of rock stratas.
5/ The rock stratas showed variation in their colours.
6/ This image looks to the west back towards Bellingham hamlet.
7/ At this point we had to deviate onto a bush track to bipass a very rocky area.
8/ This image looks down Bellingham Beach to the east. We had an enjoyable walk down many kilometres of empty, beautiful, white sand beaches.
9/ This image looks to the east. Beyond the large dune in the centre was the Little Pipers River.
10/ This image looks west back towards Weymouth. We were now in sight of the Little Pipers River.
11/ This image shows the Little Piper River our turn around point.
12/ This view looks towards the east as our party returned.
13/ This image shows a rock being used as a roosting point by sea birds.
14/ This image looks west back towards a distant Weymouth on the horizon. The most distant point on the right is Lulworth.
15/ This image shows a lagoon, we passed on the way to the rise.
16/ This is the view from a 68 metre high rise. It looks east over the beach we had traversed.
17/ The image taken from the rise, looks to the west at Bellingham hamlet on the left. The Piper River and Weymouth hamlets are on the right.
1/ On the horizon is the tiny hamlet of Lulworth, as seen from the Piper River Estuary near Weymouth.
2/ This photo shows the beach at Lulworth looking East towards Weymouth.
3/ This is the old boat launch at Lulworth. There was once a large pier servicing a small harbour at this point.
4/ This is the stony beach north of the boat launch. In the distance, you can see the white sand beach of Lulworth, shown in photo number 2.
5/ This photo looks west towards the end of the stony beach at Lulworth.
6/ This view looks east across Tan O'Shanter Bay towards the growing beach settlement of Lulworth.
7/ This view looks east across Tan O'Shanter Bay. Beyond the point with its white sand beach is the other beach settlement of Weymouth.
8/ I was quite surprised at the way Lulworth had grown, since I lasted visited it in 2008. In the past 7 years the number of attractive, modern beach houses at Lulworth has exploded.
9/ This photo shows a lonely beach house on the eastern edge of Lulworth. It looks towards the other beach settlement of Weymouth, which is to the east.