Swimming & Snorkelling - Tomahawk, Tasmania

Swimming & Snorkelling

Swimming and snorkelling are great ways to enjoy and unwind at the beach

Tomahawk Beach & surrounds are unpatrolled

This is not uncommon for Tasmanian beaches however and it is recommened that you be water safe especially with children whilst enjoying any activities in or on the water


Tomahawk is a great place to hit the water and have a swim or splash in the waves or even jumping off the rocks at high tide with areas that are suitable for all ages.

Beach access is easy with multiple tracks on to the beach from the road the map bellow highlights some key locations and the public access tracks onto the beach.


Snorkelling is a great way to explore the world that exists under the surface of the water. The beachfront along the front of the shacks and the caravan park offers up some great shallow reef structure that can be rewarding for all levels of swimmers.

A good place to start is behind the island or out off the area known as “The Corner”. Both of these locations offer up a diverse range of sea life from fish to crustations, seaweeds and sponges. At low tide The Corner is a shallow reef with the top of the reef only just being covered by water whilst the edges drop off to over 2 meters in places.

For those that want to take their snorkelling to the next level and try a get a feed whilst enjoying the water check out the spearfishing page

The images bellow are of some of the species found in these areas

 Man Snorkelling
Tidal pool near the island

Snorkelling with children

Snorkelling with children is a great way to learn about how the sea life lives. At low tide we are lucky in that we have a shallow beach tidal pool that is a great place to start learning about what is under the surface.

This tidal pool is on average knee to thigh deep for adults but has a range of sea life that lives in it including juvenile fish, Large numbers of crabs including a small species of Hermit crabs that can be found under the rocks along the rocky edge just watch the small shells that will start moving around after you lift up a rock.

The images bellow are of some of the species found in this rock pool

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