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

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 12:25 pm

Day 14°    Night 9°
13.3°C
Showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the east early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

4 am
2.97m
10 am
0.66m
4 pm
2.80m
10 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 14°    Night 8°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

4 am
2.92m
10 am
0.73m
4 pm
2.74m
10 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by dawn, then increasing 15 to 20 knots early afternoon. Wind turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms and higher squalls in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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