About the area
Bridport is recognised as one of Tasmania's most charming seaside villages, with wonderful beaches and sea views.
North-East Tasmania also enjoys Tasmania's finest climate, with one of the highest average temperature throughout the year and mild, tranquil winters. Bridport enjoys more sunshine hours in summer than most parts of Australia, including the Gold Coast and Mornington Peninsula.
The town has a permanent population of approximately 1900, but being such a popular holiday destination this number swells to more than 10 000 in the summer as the town fills with beach-house owners, campers and holiday visitors.
Bridport itself is situated on a hillside, forming somewhat of an ampitheatre looking out over Anderson Bay to Barnbougle Beach and the Furneaux group of islands in the distance. The area's main industries are farming, fishing, forestry, and tourism.