Port Sorell is a great little town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, about an hours drive from Launceston. We drove up via 'Highway 1' and spent a beautiful, sunny day here and loved it.
We parked near the Workshop Cafe. This does great coffee and delicious treats and has the best wheelchair accessible toilets we have come across so far 😃.
From here we walked along the South Esplanade, across Marys Creek Walkway and followed the path which eventually turned into Shearwater Esplanade. If you continue in this direction you can wander all the way up to Hawley Beach which is approx 5km one way (see map picture). The route was a mixture of natural and loose gravel paths, the main road and a sealed walkway. Dogs are allowed on lead - although there were some restrictions and prohibited areas along this route which are important to note.
We stopped off at Freers beach, which had a ramp down to the beach - such a good surprise! We were in luck and apart from the odd section - the sand was awesome for 'wheelies'! There were some restrictions to dogs depending on time of day and year - but we seemed to be there at the right time and Mr Hughie was allowed off lead to play a spot of fetch.
Hawley beach was also a good spot for dogs - the access (where we went down) wasn't great for wheelchairs - but manageable for us and the sand wasn't agreeable to wheelies but was a pretty nice spot to soak up the sun before heading back to the car via the same route.
We then drove back to Launceston via the scenic route - past the Narawntapu National Park and Exeter which takes roughly the same time.