Beaches & Fishing
From surfing to sunbathing, there is a place along the Kiama coastline that is perfect for you.
There are four rock pools in the region - two in Kiama, either side of the harbour, and two in Gerringong , located at Boat Harbour and Werri Beach.
Or you can choose from one of the 10 beaches that our region has to offer!
Jones Beach: Quietly tucked away in Kiama Downs, Jones' (or Boyd's) Beach is a stretch of beach that offers great swimming and surfing for people of all abilities. The beach is patrolled during the Summer months and has a dog off leash area at the South end that gives great views of Cathedral Rocks. For the surfers, the North end offers running left handers off the rocks and the South end is protected from the dreaded Southerly wind.
Bone Yard: Kiama's premier reef break offers long walled right handers that lights up when the waves are over 4 foot and the wind is south. For beach goers the park is a great place to lay protected from the Southerly wind! The bay is also calm as the waves are stopped by the island that creates the wave.
Bombo Beach: One of the more popular beaches in Kiama, Bombo is the place to be in Summer as it is sheltered from the prevailing Northerly winds making for great swimming conditions!. For surfers, Bombo is a very versatile wave that catches plenty of swell and can hold up to 8-10ft with an easy paddle out against the rocks. The beach is patrolled during summer but be sure to look out for the red and yellow flags as the beach has many dangerous rips the further South you go.
Surf Beach: Located in the centre of Kiama, Surf beach is a great place to swim and hang out in the park! It also features a great wave that picks up the smallest of South swells so it is a great place to check out when there's not much out there.
Werri Beach: Located in Gerringong, Werri is a very long stretch of sand that offers plenty of options for surfers from wedgy left handers up the north end, to the famed right hand point at the South end. Opening to the South, Werri catches plenty of swell and has options for both North and South winds.
Mystics Beach: Minnamurra: Delightfully wild, it's ideal for a stroll or cheeky surf. (Vehicle access from Killalea.)
Black Beach: Stony beach within Kiama Harbour, great for shell collecting. Sheltered except in rare conditions when you may see surfers riding the waves!
Kendalls Beach: Popular local beach, with holiday park adjacent. The beach here slopes away a little steeper than Surf Beach.
Easts Beach: Great sheltered swimming for all ages. Public access by parking on Ocean Road, Marsden St or Tingira Ave and walking down.
Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa: Extremely wide and flat, making it ideal for learning to surf or safe paddling. The regular breeze is great for windsurfing and more!
Spend the day fishing aboard the 'MV Kiama' with the friendly and experienced, Trevor Newcombe.Trevor will take care of all the fishing gear and necessary licenses for you. 'kiama' is a 38 foot Steber in full Maritime Services Board Survey for up to 12 fisherman. With the latest in electronics, outriggers and a full compliment of reef and game fishing outfits 'Kiama's' huge deck space ensures a comfortable and laid back experience while you fish for reef species, chasing Yellowfin Tuna or the mighty Blue Marlin off the continental shelf.Choose from half day Bottom Fishing charters or full day Game Fishing charters.With over 20 years in the industry a day with Kiama Harbour Game Fishing and Reef Charters will be one you won't forget.Learn More
Based in Wollongong and covering the Illawarra region and beyond, ASR South Coast was launched on 28 October 2005 under the leadership of Julie Dunn. Since then, the branch's profile and membership has steadily expanded, now actively covering the much of the coast south of Sydney.Australian Seabird Rescue is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation.Australian Seabird Rescue was established at Ballina, NSW in 1992.The main species that are rescued include pelicans, seabirds and waterbirds, In 1998 ASR expanded to marine reptiles as well. The Australian Seabird Resuce also works closley with the National Parks and ORCA.If you see an injured bird or marine animal please contact ASR for assistance.Learn More
Depart from picturesque Kiama aboard the fully surveyed and licensed Kostalota. Rodney & Ann Garard's award winning fishing trips include bait, tackle, licences and tuition where required. A deckhand helps with re-rigging, untangling of lines and cleaning of quality fish. Fishing from a boat out of Kiama is immediately "outside". Deep Reefs, Sandy Beaches & warm summer currents of the Pacific Ocean/Tasman Sea attract many different fish species all year round. A variety of charters are available for anglers of all ages, individuals, small or large groups. Prices start at $135 per person for Reef fishing. Minimum numbers apply. Reef Fishing charters Target snapper, morwong, flathead etc. Leave at 6am returning 2pm approx. Up to 15km from port - depths to 130m. Individuals and small groups may be combined to make up numbers where mutually agreeable. Deep Sea Fishing charters Target Blue eye trevalla, Hapuka, Gemfish. Depart 6am return 4pm approx. Bottom fishing at the continental shelf 30km offshore. 300m depths. Boat bookings only. Bookings confirmed on payment of 50% deposit within 7 days of making reservation. Deposit refundable only if trip cancelled by operator. Balance payable in full on day of charter for all persons booked.Learn More
South Coast Journeys tours pack in a whole lot of fun – like fine wine, cheese, gourmet food and craft beer on one of our South Coast Winery or Brewery and Distillery Tours; to surfing, whale / dolphin watching, hiking and airport and cruise terminal transfers. We offer safe and reliable event transport and a responsible approach to learning about and caring for the sparkling aqua waters, spotless beaches, rolling hills, and temperate rainforests that make up the unique environment of South Coast NSW. Whether you’re an international or interstate traveller, a citysider looking for a break, or locals wanting to explore a little further afield, touring with South Coast Journeys has made unlocking the natural wonders of the South Coast easier than ever. Connecting people & natureLearn More