New Haven/homestead - Beach in Newhaven Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

New Haven/homestead VIC

Cleeland Bight forms the Phillip Island boundary to the Eastern Passage to Western Port. It is a 3 km wide, east facing bight, containing 4.7 km of curving sandy beaches, running from the bridge at Newhaven to the rocks of Cape Woolamai. Two low wave beaches occupy... Read more

Cleeland Bight forms the Phillip Island boundary to the Eastern Passage to Western Port. It is a 3 km wide, east facing bight, containing 4.7 km of curving sandy beaches, running from the bridge at Newhaven to the rocks of Cape Woolamai. Two low wave beaches occupy most of the bight. The first is Newhaven, which begins at the bridge, faces south-east and extends to the sandy Manuka Point. It is backed by a low dune and the Newhaven Swamp. Road access is available at each end and a caravan park backs the eastern end. Woolamai Safety Beach is, as the name implies, another low wave beach that curves its way south from Manuka Point, then swings south-east toward Cape Woolamai. Esplanade Drive backs the first 1 km of beach after which there is only foot access along the back of the Woolamai sand dunes.Both beaches receive waves averaging less than 0.5 m, and are exposed to tides reaching over 2 m. Both have relatively steep, narrow beaches with no surf. However at low tide, extensive tidal flats are exposed in front of Newhaven Beach.

Swimming

Two relatively safe low wave beaches, with deep water off the beaches at high tide and tidal flats at low tide. However, be aware of strong tidal currents running parallel to the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best at high tide and over the rocks and reefs along the southern end of the beach.

General

Two popular summer beaches for people and families looking for a quieter, usually calm beach. They are also partially protected from westerly winds.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Newhaven, VIC 3925

Length:
2.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic183

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:01 am

Day 16°    Night 12°
11.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northeasterly around 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Tide

5 am
0.41m
1 pm
3.06m
6 pm
0.98m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 18°    Night 11°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
2.73m
6 am
0.25m
1 pm
3.21m
7 pm
0.88m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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.

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