Beaches

Highlights

Enjoy great surf breaks with world-class waves and sheltered bay beaches perfect for the whole family in the beautiful Kiama region. Some of the finest surfing beaches include Mystics at Minnamurra Beach, Jones Beach and the Boneyard. Kids will love the playground at Surf Beach.

  • Family at cabin, Kiama
  • Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa

Beautiful beaches around Kiama

From Minnamurra in the north to Gerroa in the south, the Kiama region on the NSW South Coast is blessed with beautiful sandy beaches and excellent surf breaks. One of Australia’s best surfing spots and recognised in the respected National Surfing Reserves is Mystics at Minnamurra Beach.

Mystics is just one of the attractions for surfers, with Jones Beach, Boneyard and Bombo Beach on the way into charming Kiama and the famous Kiama Blowhole. The main beach in Kiama is Surf Beach, a popular spot with families because of its sheltered bay, parkland and children’s playground.

Werri Beach, Gerringong

South of Surf Beach is Kendalls Beach, another delightful family beach. The Little Blowhole is just south before Easts Beach, which is sheltered too. You’ll find plenty of places to stay in the region, which is within easy driving distance from Sydney on the Grand Pacific Drive. You can travel by train, too.

A short drive south of Kiama is pretty Gerringong and Werri Beach, another top surfing beach. Point breaks are at either end of beach and there’s a beachside campground. At the southern end is Ourie Pool, a rock pool built in the 1930s. You can browse the latest surf gear at Natural Necessity in town.

One of the best beaches to learn surfing is Seven Mile Beach in enchanting Gerroa, south of Gerringong. Land’s Edge Surf School and Surf Camp Australia offer lessons at the beach, where Charles Kingsford Smith piloted the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand in 1933.

Enjoy NSW beaches by following these safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flag; surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It's also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. You are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go. You can also find patrolled beaches by visiting beachsafe.org.au.

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    Take a walk through Bombo Headland, among the unusual basalt columns - it feels like you're on the moon! The basalt walls and columns are a legacy of blue metal quarrying in the 1880s and 1900s...

  2. Lands Edge Surf School

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  3. Little Blowhole Kiama

    The Little Blowhole is a little bit hard to find, but well worth the effort, situated just off Tingira Crescent three kilometres south of the Kiama Township. The spray reaches remarkable heights and can be viewed from...

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