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Sand & Sea

Golden sands & friendly waves

Our sparkling coastline is lined with golden sands, clear blue waters and a wave for every occasion. Dive in and float your worries away or enjoy quality time with family and friends in idyllic memory-making spots. There are world class waves for surfers, body boarders, SUP enthusiasts, kayaking, wind/kite surfers, and dolphins — oh yes, we have those too! In this part of the world you’ll find the sunsets and sunrises are particularly spectacular.

Father and Son at Beach

Footprints in the sand

Uncrowded and unspoilt, our beaches lure holidaymakers to our shores year after year. From north to south you’ll find unique seascapes and clean, clear blue waters for making a splash.

Feel the sand between your toes as you make the first footprints of the day at sunrise, witness your sandcastle succumb to the tide, join in a cheeky game of beach volleyball or simply recline and relax. Bring your boards, kayaks or just a book. The choice is yours-there’s sure to be a beach to suit.

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Surfing in the Kiama Region, Photography by Phil Winterton

Find your favourite wave

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s top surfers like Sally Fitzgibbons and Ali Day grew up calling this home. Having a diverse range of reef and beach breaks at your doorstep within a short distance of each other means that all ages and skill levels will find a wave to love. The world has taken notice in recent years and we’re now home to regular world surfing and body boarding events, surf lifesaving clubs and popular surf schools. With memorable breaks, and their equally memorable names, like Boneyard, the Wedge, Mystics and Chickens, there’s a wave for everyone.

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Phil Winterton Photography - Kubes - Kiama Rock Pool

These pools rock

If you like your ocean experience free of crashing waves and vast open spaces, you’ll be excited to discover the salt-water swimming sanctuaries our historic rock pools provide.

Located either side of Kiama Harbour and at Gerringong’s Werri Beach and Boat Harbour, these rock-or-sand-bottomed ocean pools provide an alternative and the perfect place for swimming laps, cooling off with friends or simply relaxing in watery bliss.

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Humpback Whale in the Kiama Region, Photography by Lachlan Hall

Our other famous blowholes

Cast your eyes eastward between May and November and you have a good chance of glimpsing some of the thousands of humpback and southern right whales migrating north and south along this stretch of ocean highway each year.

The Kiama area’s high coastal headlands make it even easier to spot these majestic creatures, with purpose-built viewing platforms in Minnamurra, Kiama and Gerringong to stack the odds even more in your favour.

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