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NUNNS

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic540
State/Region:
VIC Portland
Post Code:
3305
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
whalers point  (0.4km) anderson point  (0.6km) henty park  (0.7km) pivot  (1.7km) black nose point  (3.4km)

Beach

Nuns 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 Nuns 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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Showers Showers
  • 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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • 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

      Sun, 14 Feb 01:00 am

      PORTLAND NTC AW (0 km)


      Shower or two.
      14.70 °C
      WNW/6 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      23° 15° 21° 13° 20° 13° 22° 14° 22° 14° 22° 15°

      WATER

      18

      Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        17 km/h
        1.3m
      • W
        22 km/h
        1.7m
      • W
        12 km/h
        1.6m
      • W
        27 km/h
        1.8m
      • SSW
        20 km/h
        2.3m
      • S
        26 km/h
        2.2m
      • S
        23 km/h
        2.1m
      • S
        19 km/h
        1.9m

      Portland issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      10



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • High
        03:35
        0.89m
      • Low
        10:05
        0.26m
      • High
        16:28
        0.84m
      • Low
        21:55
        0.50m

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      Portland issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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