On the western side of the Boat Harbour settlement the national park continues west for 1.5 km to Fishermans Bay with three small rock-bound beaches in between (NSW 235-237). Kingsley Beach (NSW 235) is located immediately west of the Boat Harbour, with a car park above its eastern end. It... Read more
On the western side of the Boat Harbour settlement the national park continues west for 1.5 km to Fishermans Bay with three small rock-bound beaches in between (NSW 235-237). Kingsley Beach (NSW 235) is located immediately west of the Boat Harbour, with a car park above its eastern end. It is a 100 m long, south-facing embayed sand beach, with a small stream flowing across the centre. It is moderately exposed to southerly swell with waves averaging about 1 m which usually maintain a shallow attached bar, cut by permanent rips against each headland. Little Kingsley (NSW 236) is located 300 m to the west and only accessible on foot. It is a 30 m long pocket of rocks and some sand drained by a permanent rip. It is unsuitable for swimming or surfing.Fishermans Bay is a 50 m wide bay, with a 30 m long sand beach (NSW 237) tucked away at its landward extremity. Though the bay and beach face south, the headlands and offshore reefs lower waves sufficiently to enable the beach to be used for boat launching, with a vehicle track running down the backing slopes besides a small creek that crosses the beach. A small park is located on the slopes above the beach, with a row of houses overlooking the bay.
Kingsley is well exposed to south swell which generated strong rips, while Little Kingsley is unsuitable and Fishermans mainly used as a boat ramp..
Best at Kingsleys during south swell.
There are gutters that run along the rocks to either side of Kingsley and several rock gutters are located around Little Kingsley. However the rocks slope seaward along this section and are dangerous.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw235