Along the Eastern shore of Tasmania is the unusually named “Bay of Fires”. This name was given to the area by Captain Tobias Furneaux, in 1773, when he noticed numerous fires along the coast. He believed that the area was densely populated and there is much evidence of Aboriginal habitation along the coast.
From Binnalong Bay in the South to Eddystone Light in the North it is one of Tasmania's most popular destinations. There is stunning crystal blue water, red lichen covered rocks formations, white beaches and fishing lagoons.
Two of my favourite coastal locations along this coast is Bayleys Rocks—just north of Ansons Bay and Picnic Rocks which is near Eddystone Point.
Early morning and Late afternoon are the best times when the light is warm and low on the horizon so that deep shadows add depth and contrast to the scene. Both spots are within the Mount William National Park and are very easy to access.