Kingston Beach - Beach in Kingston Beach Kingborough TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Kingston Beach TAS

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.

Swimming

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.

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Kingston Beach SLSC

Information

About

Kingston Beach, TAS 7050

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas0466

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities
  • Seawall
  • Boat ramp

Marine Warnings

Fri, 26 May 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:07 am

Day 14°    Night 6°
8.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending southwesterly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then to 1 to 1.5 metres early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Tide

9 am
1.15m
2 am
0.34m
8 pm
1.58m
1 pm
0.88m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 17°    Night 6°
Rain developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres around midday, then increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres later in the evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 80% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

10 am
1.17m
3 am
0.25m
9 pm
1.60m
2 pm
0.95m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (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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