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.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Beach Patrols Change Day
Shellharbour City Council Lifeguard Service
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.
Includes beaches: Robertson Basin
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw393