Swimming & Surfing
There are nine beaches, two rivers, four ocean baths and a heated indoor pool in the Kiama area.
If you’re a beach-goer, always stick to the patrolled beach areas.
Starting in the north at Kiama Downs is Jones Beach. It is patrolled during the summer mont - but like all patrolled beaches, you should check surf conditions and always stay within the flags.
Bombo Beach also has patrolled swimming (during summer) and surfing spots. It also has an off-leash area for dogs.
There are ocean baths on each side of the Kiama Harbour.
Just to the south, surrounded by parks, playgrounds and barbeque areas, is Surf Beach.
Kendalls Beach is a little more protected and great for young families, with a playground and barbeque area.
Easts Beach is also known as a more gentle, family friendly beach.
Werri Beach in Gerringong is great for swimming and bodyboarding. There is another ocean pool at Werri Beach and one at Boat Harbour in Gerringong.
Seven Mile Beach stretches from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads and is patrolled at both ends.
Swimming is also possible in The Minnamurra and Crooked Rivers.
For the cooler months or when conditions are rough, there is also a heated indoor pool at the Kiama Leisure Centre.
Kiama and surrounds has some of the best surfing beaches in NSW - and in the case of The Farm and Mystics, the world. Mystics is renowned in the surfing community for its world class breaks with hollow, fast and powerful waves. Great surfing can also be had at Bombo Beach, Surf Beach, Werri Beach and Seven Mile Beach.
If you’re new to the sport, there are surfing schools to help get you started.