Sunnyside North - Beach in Kunyung Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sunnyside North VIC

Between Mills Beach and Sunnyside North is a 2.5 km section of coast containing four beaches, that are either dominated or bounded by sandstone rocks, reefs and bluffs. Caraar Creek crosses the southern end of Caraar Beach. Access is limited to street parking on the bluffs behind Mills... Read more

Between Mills Beach and Sunnyside North is a 2.5 km section of coast containing four beaches, that are either dominated or bounded by sandstone rocks, reefs and bluffs. Caraar Creek crosses the southern end of Caraar Beach. Access is limited to street parking on the bluffs behind Mills East, Caraar and Sunnyside, while Sunnyside North is only accessible on foot around the rocks.The four beaches all face north-west and are exposed to westerly winds and accompanying waves. These produce a near continuous outer surf zone during storm conditions. During the more regular low waves, Mills Beach East and Caraar Beach have a steep, narrow beach and a surf zone dominated by rocks and reefs; and the two Sunnyside beaches have a bar cut by one to two rip channels, particularly against the rocks.

Swimming

Mills East and Caraar are only suitable for bathing at high tide in calm conditions, as there are many rocks off the beach. When waves are breaking, strong currents also occur amongst the rocks. The two Sunnyside beaches are relatively safe during low waves, however any surf will intensify the longshore and rip currents, particularly against the bluffs.

Surfing

Only at the Sunnyside beaches during westerly gales, when 1 to 2 m wind waves will break on the bars.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at Mills East and Caraar, and on the rocks either side of the Sunnyside beaches.

General

Four relatively natural beaches, with Sunnyside North also being an official Optional Dress (ie. nude) Beach.

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Information

About

Kunyung, VIC 3930

Includes beaches:
Mills, Mills East, Caraar, Sunnyside, Moondah, Earimil, Ranelagh, Half Moon Bay, Canadian Bay

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP034

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 12:18 pm

Day 13°    Night 9°
11°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

6 am
0.77m
12 am
0.17m
6 pm
0.79m
12 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 14°    Night 7°
Possible shower

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

7 am
0.77m
12 am
0.18m
6 pm
0.81m
12 pm
0.33m

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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