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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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

Marine Warnings

Tue, 21 Nov 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:58 am

Day 28°    Night 17°
19.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.18m
9 am
0.50m
1 pm
0.72m
7 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 28°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.18m
9 am
0.52m
2 pm
0.72m
8 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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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