Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Sandy Bay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Sandy Bay. This city is welcoming and walkable, recognized for its restaurants, casino gaming and shopping. Mount Nelson Lookout and Salamanca Market are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Sandy Bay

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Sandy Bay has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hobart Aquatic Centre (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Coal Valley Vineyard (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Craigow Vineyard (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Moorilla Estate (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Puddleduck Vineyard (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Tasmania Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Sandy Bay

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 71°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sandy Bay

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Sandy Bay. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Nelson Lookout (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Mt. Wellington (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Long Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Brooke Street Pier (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Franklin Square (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Sandy Bay

The nearest airport is in Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.), located 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Sandy Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 330 vacation rentals near Sandy Bay. From 154 Houses to 112 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sandy Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sandy Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sandy Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Long Beach: 430 vacation rentals
  • University of Tasmania: 429 vacation rentals
  • Wrest Point Casino: 428 vacation rentals
  • Queens Domain: 428 vacation rentals
  • Hobart Convention And Entertainment Centre: 428 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sandy Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sandy Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 154 Houses in Sandy Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandy Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 112 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sandy Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Sandy Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.