Kendalls Beach is a small yet picturesque beach in Kiama. Compared with Kiama’s main beach, Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach is much quieter. But, in saying that, it’s still one of Kiama’s most popular beaches and has plenty of visitors during summer. After all, Kendalls On The Beach Holiday Park is one of the most popular beachfront accommodation options in Kiama, with plenty of people staying there and hanging out at the beach over the summer holidays.
In this article, we’ll provide all of the necessary visitor information to help you plan your visit to Kendalls Beach in Kiama. We’ll also include plenty of useful information about staying at Kendalls On The Beach Holiday Park (AKA Kendalls On The Beach).
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Kendalls Beach, Kiama: Overview
Located immediately south of Kiama Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach is easily one of the most stunning beaches in the Kiama area. Golden sand, turquoise waters and a placid ocean are what you’ll get at this spectacular beach. Alongside Easts Beach, Kendalls Beach is usually free of rips, so it’s often a safer and calmer beach to swim at compared with Kiama Surf Beach.
The beach is around 380 metres long and positioned between Kendall Point, to the north, and Kaleula Head, to the south. Chapman Point Reserve backs the northern third of the beach. In contrast, the rest of the beach is backed by Kendalls On The Beach. At the southern end of the beach, you’ll find another small grassy reverse called Kendalls Beach Reserve. At this end of the beach, there is also a small lagoon.
Now you know a little more about this beach, let’s look at exactly where it’s located.
Kendalls Beach is located in Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales. To help you get your bearings, please click on the interactive map below.
Kendalls Beach: Things to Do
As mentioned, Kendalls Beach is a great beach for swimming as it’s usually protected from rips and large swells. Certainly, it’s one of the most family-friendly beaches in Kiama with kids loving the shallow waters and gentle waves. It’s also ideal swimming conditions for those who aren’t the strongest swimmers. On top of that, the beach is patrolled over the summer. So, it’s definitely a beach that’s set up for safe swimming.
Despite the gentler waves, there may still be something in it for the surfers. There is often good surf at the bordering headlands of Kendalls Point and Keleula Head. Of course, Kiama Surf Beach isn’t too far away if you want a quick dip in the best surf beach in Kiama.
Fishing at Kendalls Beach isn’t a bad idea either. The beach is known for having decent fishing.
Otherwise, if you’re looking to stretch your legs and see some other nearby nature, we recommend heading to the Bonaira Native Gardens. From the southern end of the beach, head towards and cross Bonaira Street. You’ll then pass the Bonaira Playing Fields before heading into a hidden nature reserve.
Of course, you don’t need us to tell you what to do at the beach! Will it be a morning swim followed by some beach cricket? The ball’s in your court!
Anyway, as mentioned, Kendalls On The Beach is one of the main features of the beach. To maximise your time at the beach and to enrich your trip to Kiama, you’ll want to consider staying at this Kendalls Beach accommodation.
Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
Hands down, Kendalls On The Beach is one of the best beachside accommodation options in Kiama. Managed by Kiama Coast Holiday Parks, Kendalls On The Beach features absolute beach frontage and a beautifully landscaped setting. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the most popular Kiama accommodation options during NSW school holidays, especially during the summer holidays. So, you’ll want to book well in advance.
One of the reasons why Kendalls On The Beach is popular is because of its varied accommodation types. As well as its cabins, the holiday park offers powered, ensuite and unpowered sites for campers. Indeed, when it comes to Kiama campsites, it doesn’t get much better than the sites at Kendalls On The Beach.
Below, we’ll look at more details about this caravan park’s popular cabins as well as its camping options.
FYI – Kendalls On The Beach goes by many names such as Kendalls Beach Holiday Park, Kendalls Holiday Park, Kendalls Beach Caravan Park and Kendalls Caravan Park.
Kendalls Beach Cabins
The cabins at Kendalls On The Beach are as dreamy as it comes regarding beachfront accommodation. Featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury cabins, this holiday park provides an ideal setup for couples, groups of friends or families. During a stay, guests can enjoy on-site parking, air conditioning, a private balcony, outdoor seating, garden or beach views as well as a fully equipped kitchen and entertainment system.
If that wasn’t enough, this caravan park offers even more amenities and services. Many of the cabins feature a spa bath! On top of that, some cabins offer laundry and BBQ facilities. Also, the park has pet-friendly accomodation but only on selected cabins and sites outside of peak season. To book a pet-friendly stay, you’ll have to call or email the holiday park directly.
Also, in line with Kiama’s inclusive tourism, this caravan park features a wheelchair-accessible cabin.
If you want to find out more details, look at more photos of the holiday park, read some reviews or check out Kendalls On The Beach prices, head straight to Booking.com.
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Kendalls Beach Camping
As mentioned, Kendalls On The Beach also offers powered and unpowered sites for caravans and campers. Certainly, when it comes to camping in Kiama, it’s hard to beat this holiday park. Other than the caravan sites on offer at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, the sites at this holiday park offer some of the best Kiama camping opportunities. The caravan sites are beautifully positioned at the southern end of the beach, near the playground and lagoon.
Bear in mind, that you can’t book these sites online. To make a booking, you’ll have to contact the holiday park directly.
The best way to contact Kendalls On The Beach to make a booking for a caravan site is by phone or email.
- Phone: (02) 4232 1790
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Kiama Cabins on the Beach
Of course, there are other excellent beach cabins to stay at in Kiama. In particular, there are two other excellent beachfront holiday parks in Kiama and one in Gerringong. For your convenience, we’ll detail these other beachfront caravan parks below.
- Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park: located one beach north of Kendalls Beach, the Kiama Surf Beach features an equally impressive holiday park.
- BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park: this is another great alternate holiday park located just one beach south of Kendalls Beach at Easts Beach.
- Werri Beach Holiday Park: if all of the beachfront holiday parks in Kiama are booked out, you should consider staying in Gerringong. The Werri Beach Holiday Park is a fantastic option, featuring a prime location on Werri Beach.
Other Kiama Beachfront Accommodation Options
Other Beaches in Kiama
If you’re in the mood to explore other beaches in Kiama, you’re in luck! Kiama is home to many of the best 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). As mentioned, south of Kiama, in Gerringong, there is Werri Beach. Between Gerringong and Gerroa, there is Walkers Beach. And, in Gerroa, you have the impressive Seven Mile Beach.
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How to Get to Kendalls Beach
The easiest and quickest way to get to Kendalls Beach in Kiama is to drive. Albeit, parking is fairly limited to the surrounding streets. Sure, you can park at Chapman Point Reserve Car Park, Kendalls Beach Reserve Car Park or the small car park off O’Keefe Place. But, these areas can fill quickly in summer. Of course, there is free on-site parking at Kendalls On The Beach, if you’re staying there.
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.
It’s also possible to use public transport to get to Kiama. From Sydney, simply jump on a train to Kiama Station. From Kiama Station, it’s around a 1.5km walk to the beach via the Surf 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 extraordinary Kiama Coastal Walk. By doing the approx. 21.5km walk, you won’t have loads of time to spend at the beach. But, in saying that, you can always go for a dip at the beach during the coastal walk! Then, you could always come back to the beach another day to spend more time exploring or unwinding.
In any case, Beck and I really enjoyed the Kiama Coastal Walk and highly recommend it. For sure, it’s one of the best coastal walks in NSW.
Kendalls Beach has excellent facilities. Below, we’ll list all of the facilities you’ll find at the beach in alphabetical order.
- Accessible toilet
- Beachside benches
- Car parks
- Emergency relay beacons
- Grass reserves
- Patrolled beach during summer school holidays (usually 18 December to 30 January)
- Picnic tables
- Public toilet
- Sheltered area
- Walking tracks
- Water sports
- Wedding ceremony venue
Emergency Relay Beacons
In partnership with Surf Lifesaving NSW, Kiama Council has installed emergency relay beacons at the beach. This is because Kendalls Beach, alongside Bombo Beach and Blowhole Point, have been identified as drowning black spots.
So, how do these emergency relay beacons work? Well, in an emergency, you can activate the beacon, which instantly connects you to the Surf Lifesaving NSW Operations Centre. At the same time, a text message is sent to the nearest lifeguard.
Kiama is known as an inclusive tourism destination and this is exemplified at Kendalls Beach. At the beach, specifically, at Chapman Point Reserve, there are wheelchair-accessible toilets. On top of that, there are wheelchair-accessible cabins available to book at Kendalls On The Beach.
Kendalls Beach FAQs
Below, you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about the beach.
Where Is Kendalls Beach in Kiama?
It’s located south of the Kiama town centre, between Surf Beach and Easts Beach.
Is Kendalls Beach Dog Friendly?
Unfortunately, the beach isn’t dog-friendly. Thankfully, other beaches in Kiama are dog-friendly with off-leash areas. These include Jones Beach, Bombo Beach and Werri Beach.
What Is the Best Family Friendly Beach in Kiama?
The most family-friendly beaches in Kiama are Kendalls Beach and Easts Beach. That’s because these beaches tend to have safer and calmer swimming conditions. In addition, these beaches feature beachfront holiday parks with playgrounds and facilities suitable for kids.
What Are the Patrol Times?
During summer holidays, the beach is patrolled daily from 10am to 5:30pm.
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