Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires is one of Tasmania’s best-known attractions. It is famous for the soft white sand, crystal clear blue water, and bright orange-coloured granite boulders along its coastline.

This contrasting bright orange colour is from the orange lichens that grow on these granites. You may also find this kind of rock along the coastline in other parts of Tasmania, but it is more intensified in the Bay of Fires (and East Coast Tasmania in general).

The Bay of Fires refers to the stretch of 50km stunning coastline between Binalong Bay and Eddystone Point.

Eddystone Point

Eddystone Point and Ansons Bay are holiday paradises, and they mark the northern end of the Bay of Fires.

This area is perfect for fishing, boating, and kayaking.

It is also home to the iconic Eddystone Point Lighthouse & make sure you pay it a visit when in this area.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Binalong Bay

Sitting at the southern end of the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay is much more accessible and populated than Eddystone Point. Having said that, Binalong Bay is still a peaceful and secluded seaside village.

When you are here, be sure to follow the impressive scenic drive towards The Gardens, to appreciate the spectacular coastline and seascape of the Bay of Fires.

This stretch of coastline is perfect for a leisure stroll along the beach, a swim in the protected waters, and snorkelling around the reefs.

There are also many secluded beaches and inlets along this drive, which are well worth a visit.

How to Get There

Binalong Bay is a 3.5 hours drive from Hobart via the East Coast; 2.5 hours drive from Launceston (depending on the routes taken); just over 1.5 hours drive from Coles Bay; only a 10-minute drive from St Helens.

Although Eddystone Point and Binalong Bay do not look far from each other on the map, there is no direct road linking Eddystone Point from Binalong Bay.

To access Eddystone Point, you will need to take the inland drive north from Binalong Bay & this drive takes almost 1 hour to complete.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Where to Eat in the Bay of Fires

The choice of cafes and restaurants within the Bay of Fires is very limited. This is especially true when it comes to Eddystone Point.

In comparison, only a 10-minute drive from Binalong Bay, you can find a good selection of restaurants and cafes along Cecilia Street in St Helens. Grocery stores are also available in St Helens.

Accommodation in the Bay of Fires

Accommodations in the Bay of Fires are relatively pricey, which makes staying at St Helens a more affordable choice.

In addition, as a beachside town, St Helens also offers a stunning beachfront view and is worth a visit in its own right.

Since St Helens is only a 10-minute drive from Binalong Bay, it can be your perfect base for exploring this area.

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