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.
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.
Only at the Sunnyside beaches during westerly gales, when 1 to 2 m wind waves will break on the bars.
Best off the rocks at Mills East and Caraar, and on the rocks either side of the Sunnyside beaches.
Four relatively natural beaches, with Sunnyside North also being an official Optional Dress (ie. nude) Beach.Read less
Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northeasterly around 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.
|Fri 26th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 27th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 28th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.