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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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

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:59 am

Day 21°    Night 17°
17.9°C
Becoming cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly at 20 to 30 knots during the early morning then tending westerly and easing to 15 to 25 knots during the late morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly during the early afternoon and easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, locally 2.5 metres in the early morning. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

9 am
2.36m
3 am
1.24m
10 pm
2.46m
3 pm
0.69m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 21°    Night 15°
Possible drizzle

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide

10 am
2.31m
4 am
1.32m
11 pm
2.49m
4 pm
0.73m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm

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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