Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, located immediately south of the central business district, and adjoining the suburb of Battery Point. Sandy Bay is bounded on the east by the Derwent River, and has several beaches along the shore, the main beaches with public access are Nutgrove Beach and Long Beach.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe suburb has many large homes, and is known as one of the city's prestigious areas. In the more southern areas of Sandy Bay, close to the water and also high on the slopes of Mt Nelson, are some of Tasmania's most expensive real estate. It is also the site of the Hobart campus of the University of Tasmania, and the private schools, Fahan School, The Hutchins School, and Mount Carmel College, Sandy Bay. There is considerable diversity within the suburb. The area surrounding the University of Tasmania is home to considerable student accommodation.replacenewlinereplacenewlineSandy Bay is accessible from the city via Sandy Bay Road, which runs from Davey Street in the city all the way to the Kingborough municipal boundary at Taroona where it becomes the Channel Highway. Before the construction of the Southern Outlet, the road was the primary route to and from Kingston. The higher parts of Sandy Bay are accessible via Regent Street, which bypasses the main shopping district and goes through the University to Churchill Avenue and Lower Sandy Bay.

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Around Sandy Bay TAS 7005

Our Picks on what to Do in Sandy Bay TAS

Alexandra Battery Park

A J White Park

Peace Park

Long Beach

Nerryna Heritage Museum

Sandy Bay Sailing Club TAS

Our Picks on where to Stay in Sandy Bay TAS

Maison Del Mar

Wrest Point

Mayfair Plaza Motel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Sandy Bay TAS

Giddy Up Foodstore

Sandy Bay Beach Wood fired Pizza

Ming Court Restaurant

Shopping in Sandy Bay TAS

Community Services  

Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Hobart TAS
20 Davey Street,

Hobart City Council TAS
16 Elizabeth Street,

Hobart Police Station TAS
37 – 43 Liverpool Street,

Royal Hobart Hospital
48 Liverpool Street,

Hobart Library
1st Floor, 91 Murray Street,

Hobart Aquatic Centre
1 Davies Ave,

Location Information 

  • Population: 11927
  • State electorate(s): Clark
  • Federal Division(s): Clark
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Hobart CBD TAS 7000 (2.9 km, 6 mins)
Kingston TAS 7050 (10.7 km, 11 mins)

Other Locations 

Acknowledgement of Country

Sandy Bay TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.