Weymouth is a small township in northern Tasmania on the Pipers River opposite Bellingham. It has a very small permanent population; however, it attracts many visitors during the summer months. Weymouth has a beach, a tennis court and a seasonal shop. The estuary at Weymouth (Pipers River) has a strong tidal inflow and outflow and is popular for recreational angling, swimming and skiing. Species such as Kingfish, sharks and flathead both sand and king are caught here.
Where Is it?
Weymouth is 50 km north of Launceston.
The local surfers reckon this coastline is amongst the best around, and a quick check of the surf web sites seems to support this view. Nearby Lulworth has a good beach which is very popular with families and is a great spot for kids and pets. Tam O'Shanter is another popular destination for surfers and anglers alike. Fishing here too can be sensational, particularly during the warmer months of the year. Bridport, some 20 minutes drive away, is home to what many consider to be Australia s No. 1 Public Golf Course, Barnbougle Dunes, (also rated World's No. 7). There is also a Golf Course at Lulworth 5 minutes away. Pipers Brook boutique wine regions is close at hand.
Barnbougle Dunes (3 km north east) is a hidden gem and home to one of the world s top Links golf courses. The golf links, built on undulating coastal dunes, is the work of famed golf architect Tom Doak and Australia s Michael Clayton. The breathtaking landscape upon which the course has been created mirrors the wild coastal links courses of Scotland and Ireland and as Barnbougle continues to develop with age it looks set to follow in the footsteps of these great courses. Barnbougle Dunes has been ranked the No.1 public course in Australia and No.7 in the world.
Offshore from Weymouth is Tenth Island, which is home to a seal colony and also the hunting grounds for many great white sharks. A local woman was taken by a shark some years ago whilst scuba diving in this area, so it pays to be cautious. It is a very popular spot for fishing and also kayaking.