Beauty Point is a small town of approximately 1,171 people situated in West Tamar Council in the north-east of Tasmania. The town was originally established as the first deep-water port on the Tamar River. It is the home of Seahorse World (world's first seahorse aquarium) and Platypus House (with unique Australian platypus and echidna). The town has a post office, church, recreation ground, restaurants and cafes, holiday homes, tourist park and a campus of Australian Maritime College.
In the spatial walkability assessment, Beauty Point’s walkability was rated low in comparison to the 91 other towns in the study. The spatial maps showed that Beauty Point has low walkability throughout the town.
The audits and workshop discussion suggest that Beauty Point has a range of assets that support walking and active recreation in the area. Key spaces for walking and other recreation include the shared walking/biking path between Beauty Point and Beaconsfield and the foreshore area (with paths, park, playground and toilets).
The two priorities identified to improve walkability in Beauty Point are improving footpaths and improving connectivity.