Nunns - Beach in Portland Glenelg VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Nunns VIC

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.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach that gradually shelves out into the Bay.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the breakwater and groyne than the beach.

General

An accessible, quiet beach suitable for safe swimming.

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Information

About

Portland, VIC 3305

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic540

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 29, Mar 2:19 pm

Day 20°    Night 14°
19.4°C
Showers developing. Becoming windy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Stronger squalls possible with the change.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

2 am
0.94m
8 am
0.37m
2 pm
0.97m
8 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 30, Mar

Day 16°    Night 11°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly and easing to 15 knots by midday.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early morning.

Tide

2 am
0.89m
8 am
0.33m
2 pm
1.03m
9 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 11:20 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Wed 29, Mar to Wed 05, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming westerly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 30th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 11:20 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 31st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 4:20 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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