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 24, Oct 3:17 pm

Day 25°    Night 13°
22.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.55m
5 am
0.52m
6 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 25°    Night 16°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

12 am
1.18m
5 am
0.58m
12 pm
1.50m
7 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the day.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 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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