Easts Beach is a golden sand beach with sparkling turquoise waters that’s hidden along the Kiama coast. Surrounded by BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Easts Beach is well-concealed and even appears to be a private beach for guests at the holiday park. But, like all Australian beaches, it’s public property and open to anyone to visit.
In this guide, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about visiting the spectacular Easts Beach in Kiama. To maximise your time at the beach and to experience one of the best beachfront accommodation options in Kiama, you may want to stay at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park. With this in mind, we’ll cover all of the necessary details about staying at this breathtaking holiday park.
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Easts Beach, Kiama: Overview
Easts Beach is the southernmost beach in Kiama. Located immediately south of Kendalls Beach, and bound by 50 metre high headlands, Easts Beach is around 350 metres long. On this relatively small pocket beach, you’ll find mesmerising golden sand, a turquoise-coloured ocean and superb coastal views from either of the beach’s headlands. It’s no wonder this beach is a local favourite but also a popular place for holidaymakers.
As mentioned, the beach is backed by BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, which occupies the valley and the lower parts of the southern slopes behind the beach. Interestingly, the beach is named after the holiday park, which claims to be Australia’s oldest caravan park. It’s been running for over 85 years! But, rest assured, the accommodation, facilities and amenities at the holiday park are modern with that superb rustic beach vibe. All in all, BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is one of the most popular holiday parks in Kiama, let alone NSW.
Now you know a little more about the beach and its holiday park, let’s look at exactly where it’s located.
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Easts Beach, Kiama: Location
Easts Beach is located south of the Kiama town centre on the South Coast of New South Wales. To help you get your bearings, please click on the interactive map below.
What to Do at Easts Beach
It’s no surprise that one of the best things to do at Easts Beach is to go for a swim. Unlike Kiama Surf Beach, Easts Beach enjoys calmer waters and gentler waves, which are usually void of rips. During the summer holidays, the beach is patrolled daily from 10am to 5:30pm. So, even if there are unusually rough waves or rips, the lifeguards are there to help keep you safe in the water.
When it comes to swimming, there are a couple of other options too. At the southern end of the beach, you’ll find Munna Munnora Creek, which is a good spot for kids to splash around. And, of course, if you’re staying at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, there are three swimming pools and a water park on-site.
Given the usual tranquillity of the ocean at the beach, it isn’t the best place for surfing. But, Easts Beach is a decent place for fishing in Kiama. On a good day, it’s possible to catch sand whiting and river blackfish.
And, if you’re looking to stretch your legs, there are nearby natural attractions to see. Within short walking distance from the beach, you can see the Little Blowhole and the Bonaira Native Gardens. Beck and I thoroughly enjoyed the blowhole spectacle at the Little Blowhole and thought the native gardens were a great hidden gem in Kiama.
Undoubtedly, when you visit the beach, you’ll notice BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, which wholeheartedly encircles the beach. It’s certainly one of the main features of the area. Perhaps, to enjoy the beach, and all of its surrounds, you may just have to stay at the beachfront accommodation. With this said, let’s look at the holiday park in a bit more detail.
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is a huge 35 acre park beautifully positioned between the beach and the mountains of Kiama Heights and Saddleback Mountain. The family-owned holiday park enjoys a truly wondrous natural setting while featuring its own lush green grass and gardens. It’s no coincidence, that this holiday park is one of the most popular in Kiama and often books out well in advance.
One of the reasons why BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is popular is because of its varied accommodation. The holiday park has a range of self-contained accommodation in the form of villas, cottages and suites. But, it also offers ensuite and powered sites for caravans and campers, creating some of the best camping in Kiama.
Below, we’ll look at the self-contained apartments, and then the caravan sites, in more detail.
FYI – given the popularity of the holiday park in the area, it’s often simply referred to as BIG4 Kiama. It’s also known as Easts Beach Caravan Park.
BIG4 Easts Beach: Self Contained Accommodation
By far, the best accommodation at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is its villas, cottages and suites. With absolute beach frontage, that can be enjoyed from your private balcony, the holiday park offers totally dreamy coastal accommodation.
But, the holiday park is more than just natural scenery and views. It features loads of fun facilities for the kids such as several swimming pools, a water park called Sunny’s Aquaventure Park, a games room and a playground with a jumping pillow. On-site, you’ll also find loads of useful amenities such as a camp kitchen, a mini-mart and even a cafe called Breakaway Cafe.
Of course, these are just a few of the brilliant facilities and amenities. If you want to find out more details, look at more photos of the holiday park, suss out prices and read some BIG4 Easts Beach Kiama reviews, head straight to Booking.com.
Stay at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park Camping
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park also offers ensuite and powered sites for caravans and campers wanting to pitch a tent. Certainly, when it comes to Kiama campsites and other caravan parks in Kiama, it’s hard to beat the sites at this holiday park. On-site, there is a mixture of level synthetic turf, concrete and grassed sites, which are approx. 8×8 metres.
Bear in mind, that you can’t book these camping sites on Booking.com. To make a booking, you’ll have to head directly to the BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park official website or call them.
The phone number for BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park in Kiama is (02) 4232 2124.
Other Beachfront Accommodation in Kiama
Of course, there are other excellent beachfront accommodation options in Kiama and surrounding coastal towns. In particular, there are two other well-known beachfront holiday parks in Kiama, one in Gerringong and one in Gerroa. For your convenience, we’ll detail these other beachfront caravan parks below.
- Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park: Kiama’s main beach features a fantastic holiday park. Although it has accommodation for families, this is a better option for couples.
- Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park: alongside BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, this is one of the best Kiama holiday parks for families and larger groups of people.
- Werri Beach Holiday Park: if all of the beachfront holiday parks in Kiama are booked out, you should consider staying in nearby Gerringong. The Werri Beach Holiday Park is a great option, featuring a prime location on Werri Beach.
- Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park: likewise, the holiday park at Seven Mile Beach is another superb option set in the quiet area of Gerroa.
Kiama Beachfront Accommodation Options
Other Beaches in Kiama
Kiama is home to many of the most stunning beaches in NSW. Below, we’ll list all of the other beaches in the Kiama area, in order from north to south.
Also, north of Kiama, in the Killalea Regional Park, there are two spectacular beaches – Killalea Beach (AKA The Farm) and Minnamurra Beach (AKA Mystics). South of Kiama, in Gerringong, there is Werri Beach. And, in Gerroa, south of Gerringong, you have the impressive Seven Mile Beach.
How to Get to Easts Beach in Kiama
The easiest and quickest way to get to Easts Beach in Kiama is to drive. Albeit, the most convenient parking is by the beach in the BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park. But, only guests can use the parking at the holiday park. If you’re not staying at the holiday park, public access is possible by parking on Ocean Street, Marsden Street or Tingira Crescent. You’ll then have to do a short walk down to the beach.
If you don’t have a car, we recommend hiring one for your trip to Kiama.
If you don’t have your own car, you should hire one using Discover Cars. Personally, we use Discover Cars and highly recommend them for finding your ideal car hire at an affordable price. Booking online is super easy and the free cancellation policy is great.
Although it’s less convenient, it’s also possible to use public transport to get to Easts Beach in Kiama. From Sydney, simply jump on a train to Kiama Station. From Kiama Station, it’s around a 3km walk to the beach, which could take up to 40 minutes. So, it’s best to get a bus from Kiama Station to Easts Beach. Use the Transport NSW Trip Planner or app to help plan your journey.
Kiama Coast Walk
Another way to get to this beach is by doing the incredible Kiama Coastal Walk. By doing the approx. 21.5km walk, you won’t have loads of time to spend at the beach. But, nothing is stopping you from going for a quick dip at the beach during the walk. Personally, during the walk, Beck and I simply enjoyed walking along the beach. Then, under the shade of a tree at the southern end of the beach, we enjoyed lunch.
Overall, Beck and I agreed that walking along the beach’s respective headlands was one of the highlights of the entire coastal walk. From either headland, you’ll enjoy superb views of the beach. Perhaps, doing the Kiama Coastal Walk is one of the unique ways to experience the beauty of Easts Beach.
Overall, Easts Beach doesn’t technically have much in the way of facilities for the public. Sure, BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park has excellent facilities and amenities that allow guests a comfortable visit to the beach. After all, the cabins and amenities block are right on the beach. Sure, technically speaking, the amenities block is for guests. But, of course, the public often uses the amenities block.
The beach is patrolled during summer school holidays, usually between 18 December to 30 January, which is accessible to all.
Despite Kiama’s championing as an inclusive tourism destination, there aren’t any facilities for those with mobility impairments at Easts Beach. For improved accessibility at a beach in Kiama, we recommend heading to Kendalls Beach or Surf Beach, where there are wheelchair-accessible amenities.
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We acknowledge and respect the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land/water that we visited and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.