Kiama Coastal Walk
Join the Kiama coastal Walk at Shutters by the Sea. Stroll into town towards the light house or head south to Easts Beach

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.


Little Blowhole Kiama
Step out with your morning coffee to 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 Kiama
Motor on up to Saddleback Mountain Lookout with views as far as you can see

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

Surf Beach Kiama
Shutters by the Sea is located on the cliffs on the headland between Easts Beach and Kendalls Beach

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.


Kiama Farmers Markets
Kiama Farmers Markets are on every Wednesday afternoon

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


Places to Eat in Kiama
Places to Eat in Kiama- you are spoilt for choice


 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                                          

Penny Whistler, Olive and Vine and Silica are also well-reviewed.                                                                                                                                                           Recent guests November 2022 said "We had very enjoyable evening at El Corazon Cocina, food was fresh and delicious, the margaritas excellent and service was also top notch".           

Miss Arda is a recent award winner in our region.  Zia's has gourmet pizza but my favourite is the calzone and salad.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Hungry Monkey in the terraces is renowned for its Angus burgers and other tasty meals. 

There's Indian cuisine too at JJ's Indian if you are after a little spice.                                          

The fish co-op has fresh prawns and oysters . Perfect for a picnic at the rockpool.