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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:05 am

Day 16°    Night 10°
13.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

1 am
0.83m
8 am
0.20m
3 pm
0.86m
9 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 18°    Night 9°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

2 am
0.81m
9 am
0.13m
4 pm
0.88m
10 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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