Located on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay is one of the most photogenic beaches in Australia. It is considered among the top ten beaches in the world. The beach itself is 1.7 km long and curves round in a northeast-facing arc. Waves are relatively low averaging 50 cm to 1 m in height and decreasing into the southern corner. They surge up a steep, white sand beach face, with no bar and deep water right off the beach.
The beach is backed by a low vegetated dune, which forms the eastern side of the 1.5 km wide isthmus bordered in the west by Hazards Beach. Indigo Creek occasionally drains across the more protected southern end of the beach, with boats often moored off the corner.