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Binalong Bay is a small coastal town, a 15 minute drive from St Helens and a 2.5 hours drive from Launceston.
A popular place to visit and a holiday destination for many Tasmanians, mainlanders and international visitors alike, there are approximately 200 shacks and some 100 permanent residents, who have either retired there or have settled into a relaxing lifestyle, combining both work and leisure.
Binalong Bay was voted Lonely Planet’s number one global holiday destination in 2008….no wonder, it has the whitest, fine hourglass sand and bluest azure water in the world, along with the magnificant granite boulders which are tinged with bright orange lichen….it’s a photographer’s, holiday maker’s or visitor’s delight!
Whilst Binalong Bay has a fantasic main beach, there are plenty of small secluded rocky gulches, beaches and inlets. Many of these places are accessible by car or a short stroll. If you are into walking or hiking there are plenty of one hour to full day locations to visit. Alternatively take your time to explore the area, meet a few locals and stay a couple of days in one of the many seaside shacks which are available for rent.
With plenty to see and do or just chilling out on your own beach with a bottle of local wine and a crayfish, Binalong Bay is one of lifes premier, not to be missed destinations…which your are sure to revisit or dream about for the rest of your life.