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Boat Harbour

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A quiet north coast beach resort village and surfing spot

The village provides relaxed holiday accommodation including a caravan park.

There are actually four pristine beaches of fine sand along the 800 meter long sway of the bay divided by rocky outcrops.

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally named Jacob’s Boat harbour after Captain John Jacobs who used a small fleet of boats between Van Diemen Land Company western settlements and Launceston.

Local legend has it that the discovery of the beach was when the good Captain fell asleep at the wheel and with good fortune grounded his vessel on the sandy beach rather than on the several rocky outcrops along the shoreline. 

Boat harbour beach from lookout
Nicholas Roberts / JudgeNik at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons