Join the Coastal Walk on the waterfront in front of Shutters by the Sea. The Kiama Coastal Walk stretches from Minnamurra in the north right down to Gerringong south. 22 km in all.
Outstanding scenery makes this one of the best scenic walks in NSW. Stunning beaches, amazing rock formations with hexagonal patterns and don't forget the ocean views. You may try from Kiama to Easts Beach section and call in at Little Earth Roasters in Tingira Crescent for refreshments.
THE LITTLE BLOWHOLE
The Kiama Blowhole attracts thousands of visitors every year. But it's the little cousin The Little Blowhole 50m from Shutters by the Sea that we love. The spray can reach spectacular heights and the whoomph is amazing to hear.
At it's peak the spray will land directly in front of Shutters by the Sea.
Situated off Tingira Crescent, you can walk to nearby coffee shops or south around the headland via the Coastal Walk to Easts Beach all the way to the village of Gerringong.
Saddleback Mountain Lookout is where, on a clear day. you can see all the way towards Cronulla in the North to Milton in the South as far as your eyes can see. Motor past the dairy farms with their historic dry stone walls all the way to the top of the mountain. Pop your windows down and savour the country air. The drive itself is worth it. You might like to continue your drive onto Jamberoo and stop off at the Jamberoo Pub for a spot of lunch.
Beaches And Swimming
Some of the most popular Kiama beaches are, Jones Beach in northern Kiama, Bombo Beach, Kiama Surf Beach in the town centre, Kendalls Beach and Easts Beach to the south. A good way to explore these beaches is by walking the Kiama Coast Walk as mentioned above, which passes all of these fantastic beaches.
Kiama is a renowned spot for surfers, it offers a variety of waves for different levels, it's a great place to catch a wave or take a lesson.
Easts Beach is a five minute walk from Shutters by the Sea.
The Farmers Markets are on Wednesday afternoons. A perk of staying midweek.
Fruit, veggies, gelato and so much more. Pick up a few tasty treats for dinner. Be sure to try the Shanghai Dumplings.
Surf Beach is front and centre when the market comes to town. Mingle with the locals down at the park.
There are monthly markets with everything from local honey and meats to flowers and arts and crafts. Head to the harbour for these markets are packed with locals and visitors. Check out the weekly and monthly markets here
10 PLACES TO EAT IN KIAMA
Kiama: A Foodie’s Paradise
Padres is new up the street and serves dinner. Our guests report that it was a highlight of their stay in Kiama. (Closed early in the week).
Little Roasters is also just up the street from Shutters by the Sea and is open till 3-4 pm and has delicious coffee and a selection of light lunches.
Diggies up at the lighthouse has lovely summer juices and some tasty breakfast and lunch with a view.
Experience a blend of beautiful coastal views, refreshing sea air, and delicious coffee, juices, and all-day brunch offerings at this vibrant, relaxed cafe. Immerse yourself in Australian beach culture with a menu that is constantly changing and made with the finest local ingredients. Enjoy your meal in-house or take it to go at the best location on the South Coast. Open every day at 7:30 am and conveniently located near the Kiama Visitor Information Centre.
Olive & Vine restaurant in Kiama boasts an eclectic and delicious modern Australian menu, including gourmet pizzas. The beachside restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for casual dining with friends and family. Dine in at and takeaway available. Open Tuesday – Saturday for dinner.
Silica Restaurant in Kiama boasts stunning ocean and coastal views from its location on Surf Beach. The restaurant serves the freshest local seafood and offers a top-notch dining experience, with two dining rooms featuring modern furnishings and décor. In addition, Silica-to-go is available for those who prefer to take their meal on-the-go, featuring fresh fish, hand-cut scallops, and award-winning coffee.
PENNY WHISTLER is a cool harbour view cafe that offers a relaxed atmosphere and great friendly service. Enjoy artisan coffee by Campos and gourmet food by head chef Rylee Cole while taking in the stunning view of Black Beach Kiama.
With it's relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, Penny Whistlers is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a meal.
Zia’s Caffe is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant offering dine-in, takeaway and delivery in the heart of Kiama.
Open for lunch and dinner 6 days, Zia’s is the perfect place to catch up with family and friends all while enjoying delicious food with a beautifully relaxed atmosphere – sitting outside you can even catch a glimpse of the ocean.
The Hungry Monkey Kiama has matured into the pinnacle of dining experiences in the area.
This dynamic cafe restaurant offers a diverse range of meals from healthy and nutritious breakfasts, to gourmet burgers and an exceptional chef designed dinner menu. The cafe also brews speciality White Horse Coffee to get you up in the morning, as well as mixing a variety of cocktails and beverages for when you want to let your hair down at night.
Located just off Manning street, this beach town cafe is the local’s choice. With the option for dine-in, takeaway and now delivery you can get amazing food and great service anywhere, anytime in the terraces is renowned for its Angus burgers and other tasty meals.
If you are after a little spice. JJ’s Indian Restaurant offers a unique dining experience, serving innovative Indian cuisine in an elegant and stylish setting, situated in the heart of Kiama.JJ’s provides a classic combination of indisputable knowledge, unique experience and traditional values that carry worldwide recognition.
The restaurant offers a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discrete service and tantalising food that few can compete with.
Fully Licensed Mexican Restaurant. Authentic Mexican flavours in a great location overlooking Kiama Harbour. Fajitas are the flagship meal. Great Cocktail list including six different types of the classic Margarita. Extensive Tequlia and Mezcal selection. Both indoor and alfresco seating available with a great outdoor bar area. Regular live music. food was fresh and delicious, the margaritas excellent and service was also top notch. Recent guests November 2022 said "We had very enjoyable evening at El Corazon"
The fish co-op has fresh prawns and oysters . Perfect for a picnic at the rockpool.