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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:57 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
18.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly at 20 to 30 knots during the early morning then tending westerly and easing to 15 to 25 knots during the late morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly during the early afternoon and easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, locally 2.5 metres in the early morning. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

1 am
0.76m
6 am
0.55m
6 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 21°    Night 13°
Possible drizzle

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide

2 am
0.75m
7 am
0.54m
12 pm
0.70m
7 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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