Welcome to Park Beach SLSC - 1959 to 1975 

Our Brief History

Records show that the late Rex Wright developed the idea of the surf club. Rex, Marc Ashton, Arthur Griffiths and some local holiday home owners proposed the club to the Dodges Ferry Progress association in February of 1959. The Tasmanian State Centre of SLSA granted affiliation in May that year, and Park Beach S.L.S.C. was born.

The Hobart Carlton surf club loaned us the equipment we needed to carry out our obligated patrol duties. It was not long before we became self sufficient.

In 1975, Hobart Carlton surf club membership was waning so the two clubs merged. Members moved all gear and equipment to the new club, Carlton Park. The inaugural president was the late Eoin S Mc Donald, a former office bearer and Club Captain of Park Beach.


In 2000, 2010, and 2015 former members and friends of Park Beach SLSC gathered in Hobart to celebrate the the 40th, 50th, and 55th anniversaries of our formation.

We plan a similar event after Covid goes away - Stay tuned.

This Website is in the original club colours: flamingo, black, and white.

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Aerial photo of Park Beach pre-1955

Ancient bones found off Carlton - the Mercury - 6 May 2024
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Specatular Aurora Australis over Park Beach - May 2024

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Click or tap here to see an amazing 360 degree photo of Park Beach from Google Maps.
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Click or tap here to see Whales off Park Beach.