Jones/boyds - Beach in Kiama Downs Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Jones/boyds

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Kiama Downs beach (NSW 390) is a relative straight 900 m long east-facing beach, located between 30 m high Minnamurra Point and basalt columns of the southern Cathedral Rocks (Fig. 4.316). The beach is also known as Jones and Boyds beach, with the surf club and backing community called Kiama... Read more

Kiama Downs beach (NSW 390) is a relative straight 900 m long east-facing beach, located between 30 m high Minnamurra Point and basalt columns of the southern Cathedral Rocks (Fig. 4.316). The beach is also known as Jones and Boyds beach, with the surf club and backing community called Kiama Downs. A road runs the length of the beach, with the northern half given over to the dunes, parks and the Kiama Downs SLSC (founded 1982), while some beachfront houses back the southern half. The beach receives waves averaging 1-1.5 m, which result in a single bar usually cut by six, including permanent rips against each headland, the northern being the stronger (Fig. 4.317). Rocks also occur in the surf toward the southern end.

Swimming

Kiama Downs is a rip-dominated beach so stay in the north in the patrolled area, while Cathedral Rocks is isolated and rock-dominated.

Surfing

The whole beach offers beach breaks of variable quality, with slight protection from summer north winds toward the northern end. Off Cathedral Rocks is a heavy reef break called Boneyards.

Fishing

Both the northern rocks and the gutters along the beach are popular spots, as are the rock platforms around Cathedral Rocks.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Kiama Downs SLSC

Mon
04/11
Tue
05/11
Wed
06/11
Thu
07/11
Fri
08/11
Sat
09/11
Sun
10/11

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
29°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Shops
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Playground
Bike path
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Cats or Dogs
No Dogs Allowed
No Firearms
Wednesday, 6 Nov 5:33

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.


Kiama Downs, NSW 2533
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw390