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

Jones/boyds NSW

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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Kiama Downs SLSC

Mon

22/04

Tue

23/04

Wed

24/04

Thu

25/04

Fri

26/04

Sat

27/04

Sun

28/04

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10:00 - 15:00

10:00 - 15:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Kiama Downs, NSW 2533

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw390

Nearby beaches

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
    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

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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