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Kingston Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
tas0466
Includes Beaches:
Kingston Beach
State/Region:
TAS - Kingston Beach
Post Code:
7050
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Kingston is a southern suburb located 15 km south of the city, and the first main swimming beach southwest of Hobart. The beach is patrolled by the new Kingston Beach SLSC, a branch of Clifton Beach SLSC. The area surrounding the beach is highly developed with Kingston Beach shopping area and housing behind the beach, and residential development on the southern slopes overlooking the beach. Kingston Beach (T 466) commences at the river mouth and curves to the south for 1 km to the first rocks of Boronia Point. The beach faces east-southeast receiving waves travelling up the Derwent estuary and averaging about 0.5 m, which break across a 30-50 m wide low tide terrace. A seawall, narrow reserve, picnic area and playground back the beach. Towards the south there is a boat ramp across the beach and the Kingston Beach Sailing Club in the southern corner, with a hotel behind. The beach is backed by Osborne Esplanade, then four rows of houses, which completely occupy the low 250 m wide barrier system, with the river behind.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach with usually low wave to calm conditions. Stay clear of boating activity in the southern corner and watch for deep water off the beach.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Parking Parking
  • Seawall Seawall
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 23/03 Tue 24/03 Wed 25/03 Thu 26/03 Fri 27/03 Sat 28/03 Sun 29/03
Kingston Beach SLSC
          12:00
- 16:00
10:00
- 16:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
23
First Aids:
26
Preventative Actions:
143

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Kingston Beach SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Kingston Beach SLSC

    VISIT SITE

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.

WEATHER

Today 11° wind WSW/ 6 km/h

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Weather information
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Glenorchy (1 km) issued at Sat 28 Mar 04:00 (EST)

WATER

16

Issued at Fri, March 27 15:39

SWELL FORECAST

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1 km from Kingston Beach issued at Thu, March 26 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    3:33
    1.28m
  • Low
    10:50
    0.40m
  • High
    17:41
    1.06m
  • Low
    22:35
    0.85m
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Hobart issued at Sat, March 28 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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