View of rough waters along Kiama coastline by Alpesh Parshotam
Surf adventures in Kiama
The Kiama area is popular destination for surfers with a fine selection of world-class waves at various spots including Mystics Beach, Jones’ Beach, the Boneyard and Bombo Beach. Mystics Beach is recognised by the National Surfing Reserves as having powerful waves that are ‘short, peaky, thick and wedge-like’ and best for experienced board-riders
Beaches around Kiama
Kiama, a seaside town, is on the Grand Pacific Drive, a beautiful 138 km touring route south of Sydney that passes through the Royal National Park and along the coast through Wollongong to Kiama. The main beach in Kiama is Surf Beach, which is patrolled during the warmer months, and has plenty of facilities and parkland with a children’s playground.
Near Kiama’s famous blowhole, a rock formation that spouts seawater 20 or more metres into the air, is the pretty seaside town’s main beach. Surf Beach is a popular destination for families because of its sheltered bays, parkland, playground and picnic and other facilities including parking.
The Kiama Blowhole sits on a peninsula just north of Surf Beach. North and south of Kiama stretches a beautiful coastline. The area has nine beaches including one of Australia’s best surfing spots, Mystics Beach. The rugged headlands offer great views of the vast Pacific Ocean and the escarpment.
Near Mystics is Bombo Beach, another popular surfing location. From Sydney and Wollongong, you can travel by train along the coast and alight at Bombo station, opposite the beach. The journey takes about two hours from Sydney’s Central Station. Kiama has plenty of places to stay.