Nuns Beach lies immediately north of Portland Harbour and is backed by a car park along Lee Breakwater Road. 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 metre 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 metre which, with the fine beach sand, ensures a low, shallow beach and attached bar.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor