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... Read more
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.
A relatively safe beach that gradually shelves out into the Bay.
Better off the breakwater and groyne than the beach.
An accessible, quiet beach suitable for safe swimming.Read less
Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots from the west during the morning. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:50 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
|Thu 8th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm|
|Fri 9th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:50 pm|
|Sat 10th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 pm|
|Sun 11th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 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.