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Mayfield Beach and Campground

by Oct 4, 2019Post0 comments

September27 to October 4, 2019

Mayfield beach is only 16km South of Swansea and was our home for 8 days.  This is a small Conservation Reserve, apparently donated to the State by the local farming family who still operate on the adjacent land including farming sheep and the operation of a salt factory

The campground is not very large but very popular as it is right on the beachfront in a largely sheltered bay.  Part of Great Oyster Bay, Mayfield offers a view straight across to the Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island.
Left – view from our awning

The campground has Hybrid toilets but no other facilities and has a donation box, it is maintained by Parks and Wildlife who were here regularly to maintain the toilets and tidy the grounds.  A path next to the toilets directly accesses the beach.

The beach is acessible for only a short distance to the North but to the South you can walk (at low tide) all the way to the Old Mayfield Jetty, about 2km away.  The Jetty Road terminates here and this spot is also accessible by car directly from the Tasman Highway

Adjacent to the Campground is the 1845 convict built Three Arch Bridge; a little further North, between Mayfield and Swansea is the well known Spiky Bridge built around the same time.  Convict and ex convict labour was in fact, responsible for connecting the East Coast of Tasmania by road.

..and so, after 8 days it was farewell to Mayfield Beach and Great Oyster Bay..


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