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 a higher average temperature, and more sunshine hours than most parts of Australia.
The town has a permanent population of approximately 2000, but being such a popular holiday destination this number swells to more than 8000 in the summer as the town fills with beach-house owners, campers and holiday visitors.
The township 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
Bridport's fishing fleet at dawn on the Brid River (Photo courtesy of Jeff Jennings)
The Barnbougle Dunes can be made out across the bay, with the old pier in the foreground. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Jennings)