Black - Beach in Kiama Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Black NSW

Black Beach (NSW 393) is the little used town beach for Kiama and lies at the foot of the main shopping centre. It derives its name from the large proportion of black basalt sand and cobbles that compose the curving 130 m long beach, which is located at the base... Read more

Black Beach (NSW 393) is the little used town beach for Kiama and lies at the foot of the main shopping centre. It derives its name from the large proportion of black basalt sand and cobbles that compose the curving 130 m long beach, which is located at the base of Kiama Harbour and faces east out the harbour entrance. The beach is backed by continuous seawall and walkway, then tall Norfolk Island pines and Black Reserve and picnic area, with all the amenities of Kiama behind, while Blow Hole Point with its famous blowhole extends out past the harbour.

Swimming

The rocky beach and seafloor is unsuitable for swimming, however there is a large rock pools on the northern rock platform and a smaller one of the southern Blowhole Point.

Surfing

Waves are usually very low because of its land locked position, however during high swell running a left breaks over the northern rocks, known as The Pool after the adjacent rock pool.

Fishing

Best in the harbour during and following big south seas, and out on Blowhole Point during lower seas. However NSW's most tragic rock fishing episode occurred here in July 1992, when six people were swept to their death by one wave during moderate swell conditions. So take care.

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Information

About

Kiama, NSW 2533

Includes beaches:
Robertson Basin

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw393

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Pool
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:44 am

Day 15°    Night 10°
11.6°C
Possible shower. Very windy

Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning south to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

6 am
1.29m
12 am
0.28m
6 pm
1.81m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 16°    Night 8°
Wind easing. Partly cloudy

Wind: South to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

6 am
1.35m
1 am
0.19m
7 pm
1.87m
12 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly during the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:20 am to 1:10 pm
Sun 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm
Mon 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm
Tue 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm

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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