Starting from the car park at the end of Long Point Road, Sandy Bay, this return walk takes you to Alexandra Battery Park, visiting Blinking Billy Point along the way. Sandy Bay foreshore has many amenities and features for you to enjoy. From the scenic beaches to the historic tunnels and gun placements of Alexandra Battery, there's a lot to do. You'll also be passing by Blinking Billy Lighthouse, aka One Tree Point Light. The name comes from the twitching eye of William J Watchorn, Master Warden of Hobart Marine Board. If you fancy doing some sports, Sandown Park oval is close by as well. Dogs are allowed on leash (for the core route). Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn slight left onto Sandy Bay Road and drive for another 4.3 km
Turn left onto Long Point Road and drive for another 390 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Long Point Road (60 metres southwest of Sandy Bay Sailing Club), pass through the bollard and head towards the boardwalk sealed in with a fence. Head along the said boardwalk as it veers right. 90 metres into the journey, turn right when you get to the T intersection. Follow the track as you keep the water to your left to continue along Nutgrove Beach to Alexandra Battery Park Track.....
Directions & comments
Sandown Park (about 60 m back from the start).
After another 150 m turn right.
After another 50 m pass the "Prossers on the Beach" (5 m on your right).