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.
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
FOOD & COFFEE
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