The Beach2Beach is a 2.6km open water swim from Blackmans Bay to Kingston Beach, south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia’s southern most state. The swim is held annually in March and is the final of the Tasmania Ocean SwimSeries. The Beach2Beach takes swimmers past beautiful cliffs and over kelp forests and is one of several open water swims conducted every season by the Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The swim has become a highly regarded swim in Tasmania and interstate with many keen swimmers catching a flight over to have a crack at this great event.
Check out our 2021 event video on facebook… it may inspire you to join us in 2023
Swim waves: 2
Minimum age: 12 years
Costs: $30 for Juniors
$40 for Open, Master and Senior Master
A Covid-19 plan will be in operation.
Do not attend if you are unwell.
Do not attend if you have travelled to any Australian Government hotspot within 14 days or if you have been instructed by Public Health to isolate.
Appropriate social distancing must be practiced at all times.
Competitor contact details have been collected as part of your online entry. However, if you have supporters attending please ensure their contact details are recorded at the various registration points.
Race Day Details
8:00am – 8:30am: Check in at the northern end of Blackmans Bay beach. Please bring a flouro cap if you have one.
About 10:45am: Race presentations at The Salty Dog.
How do I enter?
All entries for the event are to be done ONLINE. NO entries will be taken on the day due to our COVID safe plan and online timing process.
Where do I leave my bag on the day?
Bags may be left (at owner’s risk) at either:
– The finish tent on Kingston beach
– At Blackmans Bay for transporting back to Kingston Beach
What is the swim distance?
Is there a cut off time for the swim?
Our cut off time is after 1.5 hours. This policy is put in place due to water safety risk management requirements and also due to the timing of the presentations.
Is breakfast available after the swim?
We will be hosting our presentations at the Salty Dog Hotel for the 2023 event so there will be lots of food on offer and special drink prices and deals available for all the swimmers!
What time are the presentations?
Presentations are conducted around 20-30 minutes after the last swimmer crosses the finish line, which will be approximately 10.45am.
Where are the presentations?
The presentations and celebrations are conducted at the Salty Dog Hotel Beer garden (beachfront restaurant).
I am travelling from interstate, what are some other activities I can do around Hobart? An ideal itinerary for the weekend would be to visit the Salamanca market on the Saturday morning, cruise to MONA on the MONAROMA ferry, dine in at some of the restaurants on the wharf and experience some fresh local produce and then finish your weekend off by joining us at the swim on the Sunday morning.