388 ft²
Ocean view
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Cockle Shell is located in Low Head, within walking distance to several beaches. Guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.

The 2-bedroom bungalow has a living room with flat-screen TV, fully equipped kitchenette and a bathroom with free toiletries. There is also an outside entertaining area with gas BBQ for your use.

Guests have access to great walks including to the lighthouse, lazing on the sand, windsurfing and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

Pilot Bay is 33 feet, away across the road, while East Beach is 350 feet from the property. Launceston is 35 mi from the apartment, while Devonport is 69 mi away. Launceston Airport is 53 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Cockle Shell has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 23, 2018

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Peter & Zing Smith

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Peter & Zing Smith
Cockleshell was renovated in 2017 from a solid bunkhouse with garage to a compact well-appointed 2 bedroom Bungalow with a covered patio area with views over a private golf course to the North East. The Bungalow is located on flat ground at the rear of our family holiday home and is totally self-contained with vehicle access. The windows are PVC framed double glazed with gas heating making it very cosy and comfortable in the colder times. The Kitchenette comes with 2 burner stove and Microwave along with all that is necessary to prepare, cook and eat your meals. The bathroom is compact with a toilet, vanity and brilliant shower. Outside there is a Family Weber Q BBQ on the patio for use in lieu of an inside oven. Bedroom 1 has a Queen-size posturepedic bed and Bedroom 2 has 2 long single posturepedic beds that can be joined into a King-size bed with 7 days’ notice prior to the booking date. Laundry facilities are available on request for the longer stayers. If the hosts are not on site the key can be picked up or left in a Key-safe located on the property with code passed prior to your arrival
Your hosts are Peter & Zing Smith. Peter manages the booking side and Zing looks after the presentation and our system works well. Many of our guests compliment us on the quality and how clean the property is maintained when they stay. We may be staying in the main house for holidays (well away that gives the Bungalow good privacy). Now that I am all but retired, I may spend time there during the week as well, so am available most times by mobile if you have any query or concern if I am not on site. Zing separately offers delicious authentic Chinese dumplings, duck and other tasty food but requires 7 days notice for your order before delivery on Tuesdays & Fridays unless by special arrangement if its possible. You can ask for a menu prior to your arrival if you are only staying a shorter period. Once you have made your booking you can send us an email or call us to ask for a menu so you can book
Low Head is a quiet sea side town populated mainly with holiday homes in amongst some retirees and local workers. We have a working Pilot Station (The longest running Pilot Station in Australia) & Lighthouse that also host more expensive accommodation, that is not as comfortable as ours of course!! and a Cafe. Fishing is available off shore around the shores & pilot station where I can guide you or can point you in the right direction for George Town fish supplies which supply all of Tasmania!! Further afield we can help with directing you to the local restaurants and other places subject to your interest
Languages spoken: English,Chinese
What's nearby
  • Badgers Beach
    5.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Pier Hotel
    3.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Sea Horse World (Beauty Point)
    29.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Platypus House (Next to Sea Horse World)
    29.2 miles
  • River Tamar River (in front)
    0.1 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Low Head Penguin Tours
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Devonport Airport
    20.7 miles
  • Launceston Airport
    39.3 miles
  • Burnie Wynyard Airport
    55.8 miles
How to get to Cockle Shell from Launceston Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Cockle Shell
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Beach
  • Diving Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
  • Car rental
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Playground
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Chinese
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Cockle Shell takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
AUD 10 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Cockle Shell of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Cockle Shell

  • Cockle Shell has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Cockle Shell may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Cockle Shell is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Cockle Shell can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Cockle Shell offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Cockle Shell.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Cockle Shell by:

    • Car 1h

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Cockle Shell on this page.

  • Cockle Shell is 1,300 feet from the center of Low Head.

  • Check-in at Cockle Shell is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.