Seven Mile Beach is a coastal reserve, a short drive east of Hobart. The Beach is 20 minutes (18 kilometres/11 miles) from the city, close to Hobart Airport.
Seven Mile Beach is a long crescent of sand overlooking Frederick Henry Bay. Curving along a natural sand spit, the beach extends east from the Seven Mile Beach residential area to Sandy Point. You can take long beach walks here, go horse riding through the pine forest, or go swimming, sailboarding or surfing. Beyond the beach, undulating dunes are covered with coastal grasses, native and pine forests and there are day use areas with picnic facilities, showers and toilets. There is also a general store at the western end of the beach, children’s playground and a range of holiday accommodation.
You can walk to Sandy Point to watch yachts and fishing boats cruise out to sea from sheltered Pittwater, and look across to the Spectacle Islands – a sanctuary for seabirds including the little penguin and short tailed shearwater. At low tide you can walk around the point and along the sand flats of Five Mile Beach, where you may be lucky enough to spot a passing family of dolphins.