Kingston is a southern suburb located 15 km south of the city, and the first main swimming beach southwest of Hobart. The beach is patrolled by Kingston Beach SLSC. The area surrounding the beach is highly developed with Kingston Beach shopping area and housing behind the beach, and residential development... Read more
Kingston is a southern suburb located 15 km south of the city, and the first main swimming beach southwest of Hobart. The beach is patrolled by Kingston Beach SLSC. The area surrounding the beach is highly developed with Kingston Beach shopping area and housing behind the beach, and residential development on the southern slopes overlooking the beach. Kingston Beach (T 466) commences at the river mouth and curves to the south for 1 km to the first rocks of Boronia Point. The beach faces east-southeast receiving waves travelling up the Derwent estuary and averaging about 0.5 m, which break across a 30-50 m wide low tide terrace. A seawall, narrow reserve, picnic area and playground back the beach. Towards the south there is a boat ramp across the beach and the Kingston Beach Sailing Club in the southern corner, with a hotel behind. The beach is backed by Osborne Esplanade, then four rows of houses, which completely occupy the low 250 m wide barrier system, with the river behind.
This is a relatively safe beach with usually low wave to calm conditions. Stay clear of boating activity in the southern corner and watch for deep water off the beach.Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 10:01
Mon, 25 Sep 10:01
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the morning. Winds turning southwesterly in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:20 pm
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
|Mon 25th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 2:10 pm|
|Tue 26th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:20 pm|
|Wed 27th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:10 pm|
|Thu 28th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 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.