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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, 25 Jul 05:00 am

      PORTLAND NTC AW (0 km)


      Rain. Very windy.
      10.40 °C
      WSW/32 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      MonTueWedThuFriSat
      13° 11° 13° 14° 14° 15°

      WATER

      14

      Issued at Sun, 24 Jul 14:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        27 km/h
        0.9m
      • W
        48 km/h
        1.3m
      • W
        32 km/h
        1.5m
      • NW
        28 km/h
        1.9m
      • SW
        17 km/h
        1.7m
      • WNW
        21 km/h
        1.2m
      • WNW
        21 km/h
        0.9m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        0.8m

      Portland issued at Sun, 24 Jul 21:48

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwest to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots becoming northwesterly 30 to 40 knots in the middle of the day then tending westerly in the early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 4 to 7 metres around midday.
      Seas:
      2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:33
        0.85m
      • low
        08:22
        0.48m
      • high
        15:02
        1.06m
      • low
        21:40
        0.53m

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      Portland issued at Mon, 25 Jul 06:20

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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