CARLTON BEACH Hobarts Australia
Carlton Beach is a popular summer surfing beach located just 40km east of Hobart. The beach is 2.7 km long and faces south-southwest towards the entrance to Frederick Henry Bay 15 km to the south. The entire beach is backed by a coastal reserve containing a 10-15 m high foredune, then holiday houses straddling each side of the Carlton Beach Road. These interact with the fine beach sand to maintain a low gradient beach and surf zone, with a 50-100 m wide bar often cut by rips spaced about every 200 m along the beach.