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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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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

Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

Weather

Thursday 08, Dec 9:05 am

Day 19°    Night 14°
15.2°C
Showers. Windy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
0.87m
4 pm
0.57m
8 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 15°    Night 11°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
0.78m
4 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:50 pm


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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