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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 (Least 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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:12

     

    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

      Mon, 26 Sep 08:00 pm

      PORTLAND NTC AW (0 km)


      Shower or two. Possible storm.
      9.30 °C
      NW/15 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      MonTueWedThuFriSat
      15° 15° 18° 13° 12° 18°

      WATER

      14

      Issued at Mon, 26 Sep 15:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NNW
        16 km/h
        0.6m
      • NW
        20 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        15 km/h
        0.6m
      • NW
        20 km/h
        0.7m
      • WNW
        21 km/h
        0.7m
      • NNE
        24 km/h
        1m
      • ESE
        25 km/h
        1.6m
      • SW
        39 km/h
        2.8m

      Portland issued at Mon, 26 Sep 03:23

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far west during the afternoon and evening and tending westerly at night.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending westerly 2 metres during the afternoon.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west during the morning.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        12:15
        0.84m
      • low
        21:38
        0.47m

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      Portland issued at Mon, 26 Sep 20:26

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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