Beaches & Surfing
With world-class waves and a beach to suit any condition, Kiama is the coast with the most!
In a country not short on sandy golden fringes, the Kiama area's many beaches still manage to extract “wow” moments from even the saltiest of ocean loving guests.
Maybe it’s the way the beaches blend in so well with the towns they define. Perhaps it’s their finite shape, golden complexion or wide variety of personalities and aspects. Whatever it is, Kiama always makes a splash for beach lovers and surfers alike.
While a lot has changed since those first steam trains brought holidaymakers to the coast back in the 1890s, our beaches remain as timeless and alluring as ever. From north to south, these spots are sprinkled generously along our unspoilt coastline (see map pgs 32-33) – offering visitors refreshing swims, castlefriendly sand or a world-class wave.
In recent years, Kiama has become a beacon for a variety of high profile events – putting the area on the map and on the international boardriding calendar.
It’s little wonder the area has been responsible for breeding a generation of professional surf athletes including Ali Day and Sally Fitzgibbons. Not that you’d know it of course – with the same laid back vibe and friendly wave for anyone who comes to visit.
Mystics Beach: One of only a handful of National Surfing Reserves in Australia. Amazing surfing when the conditions align.
Jones Beach: Situated between Minnamurra Headland and Cathedral Rocks, a popular Kiama Downs surf spot.
Boneyard: Features a pristine bay perfect for swimming, and a right-hand reefbreak for surfing.
North Bombo Beach: This beach is sheltered from northeast winds and is great for swimming and surfing.
Surf Beach: Surf Beach (or Main Beach) is popular for both swimming and surfing – with surfers calling the break ‘The Wedge.
Kendalls Beach: This beach is ideal for swimming and is protected from the southerly breeze.
Easts Beach: A bather's paradise that's great for kids thanks to shelter from winds and swell. Public access at each end.
Werri Beach: A classic surfing beach and point which is also great for swimming.
Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa: Great flat beach for swimming and surfing - all levels and all ages.
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 $140 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
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