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Kingston Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
tas0466
State/Region:
TAS Kingston Beach
Post Code:
7050
Length:
1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
tyndall beach  (0.4km) blackmans bay beach  (1.6km) flowerpot point (s)  (1.9km) hinsby beach  (2.1km) taroons beach  (2.4km)

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 Kingston 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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Seawall Seawall
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp

Regulation Symbols

    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.

    Last updated: 12/01/2016 20:46:53

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    8
    First Aids:
    71
    Preventative Actions:
    200

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

    Hazards

      Service Providers

      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

      Mon, 27 Jun 10:00 am

      DENNES POINT (6 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      10.40 °C
      CALM/0 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      MonTueWedThuFriSat
      11° 13° 13° 12° 11° 12°

      WATER

      11

      Issued at Sun, 26 Jun 14:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        14 km/h
        0.3m
      • NNW
        17 km/h
        0.4m
      • NW
        18 km/h
        0.4m
      • NNW
        17 km/h
        0.5m
      • NW
        15 km/h
        0.3m
      • WSW
        11 km/h
        0.2m
      • ENE
        20 km/h
        0.4m
      • E
        16 km/h
        0.3m

      Kingston Beach issued at Sun, 26 Jun 21:27

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots around midday and reaching up to 30 knots in the south.
      Swell:
      West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore during the morning.
      Seas:
      1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      1



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        00:38
        1.27m
      • low
        07:39
        0.51m
      • high
        14:18
        1.30m
      • low
        20:17
        0.85m

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      Hobart issued at Mon, 27 Jun 10:28

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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