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

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:45 pm

Day 20°    Night 10°
17.8°C
Clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly in the morning, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.42m
5 am
0.18m
11 pm
1.74m
5 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 17°    Night 10°
Wind easing. Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.27m
12 pm
1.41m
6 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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