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

Wed, 28 Jun 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Wednesday 28, Jun 5:16 am

Day 17°    Night 12°
12.6°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Kembla in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.37m
5 am
0.23m
11 pm
1.74m
5 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 29, Jun

Day 16°    Night 10°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Perpendicular, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
0.32m
12 pm
1.36m
6 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 28, Jun to Wed 05, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 1st 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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