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Harpers on the Beach

8 Harper Pl, White Beach, Tasmania 7184 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 24/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Harpers on the Beach
Updated 24/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in White Beach
Travellers' Choice
Just 10 minutes from Port Arthur, 5 minutes from McHenry Distillery & the Shipsterns Bluff walking track. Harpers on the Beach has a newly renovated (Sept. 21) 2 bedroom beachshack - Casa Harpers, a separate freestanding Beach Studio and in our main residence we have three queen bedrooms, each with en-suite. Casa Harpers beach shack has been appointed with luxury finishes and a selection of unique artworks and textiles from Oaxaca, Mexico. The Harpers site has 70mtrs of private direct beach access to White Beach. Breakfast is not included.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jen wrote a review 9 Oct
1 contribution
My hubby and I recently stayed here in the Beach Studio. It was fantastic. Self contained, well presented, quiet, and close to the beach. Our host Bill was so helpful. Looking forward to another getaway soon
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Date of stay: September 2021
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chou C wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions22 helpful votes
We loved Harpers on the Beach! Not your average bed and breakfast at all! We stayed in the Beach Studio with private deck area and twenty feet to the absolute white sand beach. An awesome whale murial on one wall. Full mini bar, espresso coffee machine etc. Breakfast was excellent especially the Birchler muesli and fresh berries plus yummy home made lemon marmalade from their lemon tree and the best tomatoes I have ever tasted. Jill and John were the perfect hosts, not intrusive but always available. Finally the dinner on our last night will be always remembered for the ambience and extraordinary cuisine from masterchef Jill, served in the main house's elegant dinning room. All the organic veges straight out of the garden, little new pink eyed potatoes (first time) to die for and fresh caught blue trevalla followed by rhubarb crumble and blueberry ice cream for dessert!! Great conversation with other guests. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: The Beach Studio
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David B wrote a review Feb 2021
Mackay, Australia62 contributions57 helpful votes
A lovely and charming B&B right on the beach. Jill was a great host and served an excellent breakfast. Everything was clean and tidy and bed was comfortable. The only way it could’ve been better is if there would be an option to have breakfast at 7. The earliest they offer is 8AM, which is a bit limiting but overall it’s only a minor nitpick.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Jill Mills, Owner at Harpers on the Beach
Responded 1 Feb 2021
Hi David, sorry we couldn't serve breakfast at 7am for you. We just feel that's too early as all the guest rooms open onto the dining room and the noise at that time might disturb other guests. We can always provide continental breakfast provisions the night before for you to enjoy in your room at any time. I am glad that overall though, you enjoyed your stay.
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Sunshine16445463117 wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the beach studio -30m from the water! ( a converted double garage in a former life). Very comfortable and had all facilities including cooking if required. We opted for the meals, dinner and breakfast, delivered to your room by hostess (and cook), Jill. All were above expectations with all local produce used ( vegetables from their own harden on site.) Now that is truly local! Parking was on site in a locked remote controlled gate and high fence. . The whole experience was one of the hi lights of our visit to Tasmania. I highly recommend Harpers on the beach
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Date of stay: November 2020
Anamaria S wrote a review Oct 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ13 contributions
We spent 2 days in Harpers on the Beach and it was great. On our first day we hiked before the check in and were greeted with cookies and hot beverages in the room, dinner came to us shortly after. The food Jill cooks is amazing. My husband is vegan, I’m pescatarian, and we both loved our meals. Next day was sunny, we enjoyed our breakfast in the room and went out for a morning at White Beach. Highly recommend doing a boat cruise nearby, we saw many whales. We stayed at the Beach Studio, great kitchen setting, comfy bed and couch. Super clean.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jill Mills, Owner at Harpers on the Beach
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. And so glad you enjoyed our food, especially as I know how difficult it must be sometimes to find good vegan food. Hope to see you back here sometime.
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USD 111 - USD 150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harpers on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Harpers on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Nubeena Tavern (0.9 km) and Clarks Cliffs (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harpers on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Harpers on the Beach?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harpers on the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harpers on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tasman Ex-Serviceman's & Women's Association, Peninsula Cafe, and Kelp and Co.
Is Harpers on the Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of White Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Harpers on the Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Port Arthur Historic Site (9.7 km), Coal Mines Historic Site (14.2 km), and The Church (9.6 km).
Does Harpers on the Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.