We stayed at Sandpiper Ocean Cottages for a few days in February last year and absolutely loved the location and the property. There are some photos from our time there on our post about dog beaches in Tasmania. We intended to get back there again last summer and didn’t end up finding the time for a jaunt up the East Coast. They are located just a few kilometres north of Bicheno.
I was a little sad to see recently that the business is up for sale. Although only selfishly sad, hoping that the new owners keep it as a tourist operation so I can go there again! Sandpiper Cottages deservedly won the Peoples Choice and Standard Accommodation categories in the 2012 Tourism Tasmania Awards.
The cottages are currently run by Kyle and Tony (and their dogs..) and the accommodation is dog friendly which is great. The location cannot be beaten as it really is beachfront and the beach is beautiful. The public access to the beach for those not staying here is several hundred metres away in each direction, so really the beach which you have direct access to will only be used by those staying at the cottages.
The following is from their website.
Sandpiper Ocean Cottages are perfectly located just north of Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania. Set on 4 acres of natural coastal gardens, each cottage is private and spacious.
A short stroll through the dunes and you can walk barefoot for miles on pristine white sand, fish from the beach or swim safely. The only sounds you’ll hear are the waves, the birds and the squeak of the sand as you walk.
The three 2 bedroom cottages sleep 5 people comfortably and have full laundry and kitchen facilities. They are spacious and modern inside, with large sunny verandas. A cosy log fire and the sounds of the sea make for restful nights.
Our new 1 bedroom cottage, Ocean View, is just next to Sandpiper Cottage and is also fully self contained. This one is just for couples – with a king bed, all the mod cons and a view of the ocean.
For those wanting a bit more space & privacy, we also manage the 2 properties adjoining Sandpiper.
The Beach House. A stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with beautiful ocean views on 40 acres with its own beach access. It sleeps up to 8 people.
The Lake House. An executive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 80 acres, also right on the beach. It sleeps 5 people, but can be adapted for more.
We’re close to the Bicheno Golf Club and Douglas Apsley National Park and half an hour away from Freycinet National Park and the iconic Wineglass Bay. The Bay of Fires is only an hour to the north. And being a fishing village, we have some of the best seafood on offer here in Bicheno.
Sandpiper Ocean Cottages is the perfect place to relax, unwind and be inspired.
So are you in the market for an award winning and very popular business in Tasmania? If so, you can view the real estate listing and more photos here.
Also, there is a great article on Sandpiper from Tasmania Life magazine, which you can read here.