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Nunns

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic540
Includes Beaches:
Nunns
State/Region:
VIC - Portland
Post Code:
3305
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Nunns Beach is a heavily modified and now artificial beach. The beach lies immediately north of Portland Harbour and is backed by a car park. A long beach originally ran below the white limestone cliffs on either side of Portland Harbour. The harbour construction resulted in erosion of most of this beach and exposure of the backing cliffs. Some sand accumulated on the northern side of the harbour breakwater to form Nunns Beach. In addition, a groyne has been built at the northern end of the 300 m long, east facing beach. In 1990, sand from Pivot Beach was dumped here to replenish the beach.

The beach is well protected by Cape Nelson and the harbour walls. Waves average less than 0.5 m which, with the fine beach sand, ensures a low, shallow beach and attached bar.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach that gradually shelves out into the Bay.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the breakwater and groyne than the beach.

General

An accessible, quiet beach suitable for safe swimming.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
40

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Showers Showers
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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Hazards

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

Today 15° wind E/15 km/h

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PORTLAND NTC AW (1 km) issued at Thu 23 Oct 22:30 (EST)

WATER

15

Issued at Thu, October 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    1.3 m
  • SSW
    1.4 m
  • SSE
    1.7 m
  • SW
    1.6 m
  • SW
    1.5 m

Portland issued at Wed, October 22 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

No tide data is currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology for this location

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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