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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:17 am

Day 20°    Night 12°
13.4°C
Afternoon shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Kembla.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Kembla by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.60m
4 am
0.40m
10 pm
1.31m
4 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 21°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Perpendicular in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

11 am
1.58m
4 am
0.46m
11 pm
1.24m
5 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 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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