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NEW HAVEN/HOMESTEAD

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic183
State/Region:
VIC Newhaven
Post Code:
3925
Length:
2.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
childrens  (0.8km) san remo  (0.9km) back  (1.1km) woolamai safety  (1.2km) beach 179  (1.3km)

Beach

Cleeland Bight forms the Phillip Island boundary to the Eastern Passage to Western Port. It is a 3 km wide, east facing bight, containing 4.7 km of curving sandy beaches, running from the bridge at Newhaven to the rocks of Cape Woolamai. Two low wave beaches occupy most of the bight. The first is Newhaven, which begins at the bridge, faces south-east and extends to the sandy Manuka Point. It is backed by a low dune and the Newhaven Swamp. Road access is available at each end and a caravan park backs the eastern end. Woolamai Safety Beach is, as the name implies, another low wave beach that curves its way south from Manuka Point, then swings south-east toward Cape Woolamai. Esplanade Drive backs the first 1 km of beach after which there is only foot access along the back of the Woolamai sand dunes.Both beaches receive waves averaging less than 0.5 m, and are exposed to tides reaching over 2 m. Both have relatively steep, narrow beaches with no surf. However at low tide, extensive tidal flats are exposed in front of Newhaven Beach.

Swimming

Two relatively safe low wave beaches, with deep water off the beaches at high tide and tidal flats at low tide. However, be aware of strong tidal currents running parallel to the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best at high tide and over the rocks and reefs along the southern end of the beach.

General

Two popular summer beaches for people and families looking for a quieter, usually calm beach. They are also partially protected from westerly winds.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:54

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • Winds Winds

    Service Providers

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      WEATHER

      Wed, 25 May 08:00 pm

      RHYLL AWS (5 km)


      Rain.
      13.10 °C
      NNW/33 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      17° 10° 15° 11° 14° 10° 15° 15° 10° 16° 10°

      WATER

      15

      Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        24 km/h
        0.6m
      • NNW
        36 km/h
        0.9m
      • NNW
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • SW
        13 km/h
        0.3m
      • WSW
        16 km/h
        0.4m
      • W
        11 km/h
        0.2m
      • WSW
        13 km/h
      • WSW
        26 km/h

      Newhaven issued at Mon, 23 May 23:39

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
      Swell:
      West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 70% chance of rain in the evening.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:37
        2.64m
      • low
        08:36
        0.41m
      • high
        15:28
        3.08m
      • low
        21:23
        0.95m

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      San Remo issued at Wed, 25 May 21:05

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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