Black - Beach in Kiama Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

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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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Shellharbour City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

Wed

24/01

Thu

25/01

Fri

26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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09:00 - 17:00

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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

Monday 22, Jan 11:16 pm

Day 30°    Night 21°
23.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Port Kembla by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.28m
6 am
0.54m
12 pm
1.55m
7 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 27°    Night 21°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Kembla around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Port Kembla in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

1 am
1.29m
6 am
0.57m
1 pm
1.47m
7 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 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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