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SUNNYSIDE NORTH

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP034
Includes Beaches:
mills mills east caraar sunnyside moondah earimil ranelagh half moon bay canadian bay
State/Region:
VIC Kunyung
Post Code:
3930
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
sunnyside  (0.4km) moondah  (0.7km) caraar  (0.7km) earimil  (1.1km) mills east  (1.3km)

Beach

Between Mills Beach and Sunnyside North is a 2.5 km section of coast containing four beaches, that are either dominated or bounded by sandstone rocks, reefs and bluffs. Caraar Creek crosses the southern end of Caraar Beach. Access is limited to street parking on the bluffs behind Mills East, Caraar and Sunnyside, while Sunnyside North is only accessible on foot around the rocks.The four beaches all face north-west and are exposed to westerly winds and accompanying waves. These produce a near continuous outer surf zone during storm conditions. During the more regular low waves, Mills Beach East and Caraar Beach have a steep, narrow beach and a surf zone dominated by rocks and reefs; and the two Sunnyside beaches have a bar cut by one to two rip channels, particularly against the rocks.

Swimming

Mills East and Caraar are only suitable for bathing at high tide in calm conditions, as there are many rocks off the beach. When waves are breaking, strong currents also occur amongst the rocks. The two Sunnyside beaches are relatively safe during low waves, however any surf will intensify the longshore and rip currents, particularly against the bluffs.

Surfing

Only at the Sunnyside beaches during westerly gales, when 1 to 2 m wind waves will break on the bars.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at Mills East and Caraar, and on the rocks either side of the Sunnyside beaches.

General

Four relatively natural beaches, with Sunnyside North also being an official Optional Dress (ie. nude) Beach.

Location

Information Symbols

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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 12:05:06

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

      Sat, 27 Aug 09:00 am

      FRANKSTON AWS (4 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      10.50 °C
      NNW/28 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      13° 15° 16° 16° 10° 17° 12° 15° 10°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 14:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        21 km/h
        0.7m
      • NW
        25 km/h
        0.8m
      • NNW
        23 km/h
        0.8m
      • SSW
        12 km/h
        0.7m
      • NNE
        12 km/h
        0.3m
      • NE
        9 km/h
        0.2m
      • NE
        16 km/h
        0.3m
      • S
        21 km/h
        0.5m

      Kunyung issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
      Swell:
      West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        03:04
        0.22m
      • high
        09:45
        0.76m
      • low
        15:12
        0.43m
      • high
        21:15
        0.91m

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      Mornington issued at Sat, 27 Aug 09:22

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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