Kiama is a stunning coastal town on the South Coast of New South Wales. A perfect getaway from Sydney, the area is full of pristine beaches backed by rolling green hills. In between the beaches and the hills of Kiama, you’ll find plenty in the way of excellent accommodation on the beach. This beachfront accommodation in Kiama comes in the form of alluring beach cabins, beach houses and apartments.
In this article, we’ll show you the 10 best accommodation options on the beach in the Kiama area. On top of that, we’ll outline the best beach cabins in the Kiama area as well as popular accommodation options in Kiama, set further away from the beach.
If you’re ready to swap the hustle and bustle of Sydney for the relaxed atmosphere of the South Coast, a holiday to Kiama could be just what you need. We’re sure that staying at accommodation on the beach in Kiama will more than satisfy your craving for a coastal getaway.
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Kiama Accommodation on the Beach
Given Kiama is a relatively small coastal town, you’ll find that most accommodation options are somewhat near the beach. Yet, not all accommodation options are equal when it comes to location. There are just some accommodation options in Kiama with the upper hand given their prime position on the beach.
This article aims to describe the best Kiama accommodation directly on the beach or just a stone’s throw away, rather than just accommodation in the town that’s kinda near the beach. That’s right, we’ve put in the hours of research to find you the best oceanside coastal accommodation. After all, there’s something truly magical about waking up by the coast, with the view of the beach from your accommodation.
Kiama is home to many breathtaking beaches. Each beach has its own accommodation options. Below, we’ll outline the beaches in Kiama and the best accommodation you’ll find at each one.
Kiama Beaches With Accommodation
You’ll find most beaches in Kiama have accommodation at its doorstep. Barring Minnamurra Beach and Boneyard Beach, all of the other beaches in Kiama feature beachfront accommodation. To make life easier for you, we’ve handpicked the 10 best accommodation options on the beach in the Kiama area. These accommodation options span across six different Kiama beaches as shown below.
- Jones Beach: Jones Beach Haven Studio and Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama
- Bombo Beach: Sea Breeze Studio
- Black Beach: Central No 5 Luxury Apartments Kiama, Belle Vue Penthouse at Black Beach and Kiama Waterfront Apartment
- Kiama Surf Beach: Bluewater Apartments and Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park
- Kendalls Beach: Kendalls On The Beach
- Easts Beach: BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
Top 10 Kiama Accommodation on the Beach
Without further ado, let’s look at the best Kiama accommodation on the beach. For your convenience, we’ve sorted the accommodation according to which beach, in the Kiama area, that it’s located. Also, we’ve listed the beaches and their accommodation in order from north to south.
In this article, we’ll provide a brief rundown of each accommodation option. For more information about each accommodation, including current rates and availability or to look at more photos, read guest reviews or to see the location on an interactive map, we recommend heading straight to Booking.com.
Jones Beach Accommodation
Let’s start with accommodation on Jones Beach in Kiama Downs. Jones Beach is hands-down one of the best beaches in Kiama. Often overlooked, Jones Beach is one of the longest beaches in the area. Not only does the beach have beautiful golden sand and decent surf breaks, but features dazzling rocky headlands. At the southern end of the beach, you’ll find an impressive rock landform called Cathedral Rocks.
Given Jones Beach is an unsung hero when it comes to beaches in Kiama, not as many people choose to stay here. So, you can expect better availability of accommodation at Jones Beach. Indeed, there are quite a few options to choose from without many reviews. By far, the two best options are Jones Beach Haven Studio and Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama.
1. Jones Beach Haven Studio
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, bear in mind that Jones Beach Haven Studio isn’t directly on the beach (Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama is right on the beach). But, Jones Beach Haven Studio is literally three properties away from North Kiama Drive, which runs parallel to Jones Beach. So, it’s located just across the road from the beach!
Additionally, Jones Beach Haven Studio is one of the most highly-rated and popular accommodation options at Jones Beach. With this in mind, this accommodation option chooses itself as one of the best Kiama accommodation options on the beach.
Jones Beach Haven Studio is a charming studio apartment situated on a quiet street. Accommodating up to three guests, the studio features a versatile floor plan, where you can have either a queen bed and sofa or two queen beds. Outdoor seating at the back and a covered area at the front allow guests to savour the stunning views of Kiama Downs. While the outdoor areas of the studio are beautifully surrounded by a nice garden.
When it comes to self-contained accommodation in Kiama, Jones Beach Haven is a great option. The amenities on offer include free use of linen and towels as well as beach essentials like umbrellas and chairs. On top of that, the apartment provides a washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen. Jones Beach Haven Studio guarantees a delightful yet also convenient stay just a stone’s throw away from Jones Beach.
Stay at Jones Beach Haven Studio
- Conveniently located across the road from Jones Beach
- Fully self-contained studio apartment
- Outdoor seating with beautiful views
2. Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama
As mentioned, Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama is a beachfront property. You can indulge in relaxation at this self-contained unit, which is just meters away from Jones Beach.
This up-and-coming accommodation option is highly rated and easily one of the best options for a stay at Jones Beach. The freshly renovated one-bedroom unit, with direct access to Jones Beach, offers a bright and spacious ambience, with captivating coastal views. Paradise On Jones Beach Kiama even provides a separate pathway and entrance, ensuring complete privacy from the main residence above.
At Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama, you’ll enjoy your own private balcony as well as a kitchenette, dining and living area. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, completed by a lovely bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The living room also includes a cozy sofa bed in case there is a third guest. After spending the day at Jones Beach, you can return to your unit, finishing off your day by firing up the balcony BBQ, serenaded by the soothing sound of the ocean.
Stay at Paradise on Jones Beach Kiama
- Beachfront holiday unit with direct beach access
- Newly renovated one-bedroom unit
- Private balcony (with a BBQ) overlooking the ocean
Bombo Beach Accommodation
Alongside Jones Beach, Bombo Beach is another lesser-known beach in Kiama with beachfront accommodation. Despite having fewer visitors, Bombo Beach is just as spectacular as all of the more popular beaches in Kiama. Bombo Beach is a long golden sand beach, that’s patrolled and features decent surfing and fishing. At the northern end of Bombo Beach, you’ll find the magnificent Bombo Headland and heritage-listed former quarry, which is also a geological site.
You won’t mind many accommodation options on Bombo Beach in Kiama. There are loads of accommodation options between Bombo Beach and Blowhole Point, which are set away from the beach in the town of Kiama. So, if you want accommodation specifically on Bombo Beach, it’s slim pickings. But, thankfully, there is one go-to option on Bombo Beach – Sea Breeze Studio.
3. Sea Breeze Studio
Sea Breeze Studio is the standout accommodation on Bombo Beach in Kiama. The highly-rated self-contained beachfront studio offers fantastic ocean views. This conveniently located studio is a mere two minute walk from Bombo Beach and only a 10 minute walk to Kiama’s best cafes, restaurants and shops. Despite its closeness to the railway track, the studio remains peaceful when the glass door is closed, with the crashing waves providing a soothing backdrop.
Sea Breeze Studio features a modern, boho-inspired interior. The studio possesses a brand-new queen-size bed, stylish furnishings and a fully equipped kitchenette. In addition, amenities include a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, air conditioning and outdoor seating with a shared BBQ on the first floor.
By the way, the studio is situated on the second floor, accessible via two flights of stairs. You’ll have private access and are guaranteed an allocated undercover parking space.
Stay at Sea Breeze Studio
- Just a short walk from Bombo Beach
- Fantastic ocean views
- Fully equipped self-contained studio
Black Beach Accommodation
Sure, Black Beach isn’t the most stunning beach in Kiama. Given the small size of the black sand beach, there aren’t any accommodation options directly at the beachfront. But, Black Beach is located next to the popular Blowhole Point and Kiama Harbour and is backed by the main streets of Kiama. So, you’ll find plenty of accommodation overlooking Black Beach in Kiama. Indeed, some of the best and most highly-rated accommodation in the area of Kiama are located opposite Black Beach.
Below, we’ll run through three of the best accommodation options at Black Beach in Kiama.
4. Central No 5 Luxury Apartment Kiama
From Central No 5 Luxury Apartments Kiama, you’re just across the road from Black Beach. By staying in this beautifully decorated contemporary apartment, you can certainly elevate your coastal holiday experience in Kiama. Revel in the breathtaking views of Black Beach and Kiama Harbour each time you step out of the apartment or lounge around on the balcony.
Located near the main streets of Kiama, Central No 5 Luxury Apartments Kiama is conveniently located near local shops and cafes. If the beach is looking too busy or the surf is a bit rough, then bask in the sun at the residential pool. Whether you fancy a restful day by the pool, a BBQ, or a day at the beach, numerous options are just minutes away.
Stay at Central No 5 Luxury Apartment Kiama
- Conveniently located in Kiama
- Outstanding views of Black Beach and Kiama Harbour
- Luxurious contemporary apartment
5. Belle Vue Penthouse at Black Beach
When it comes to luxury Kiama accommodation on the beach, it’s hard to look past Belle Vue Penthouse at Black Beach. The Belle Vue Penthouse stands as a stunning residence situated opposite Black Beach, offering a central and convenient location in Kiama.
Prepare for an unparalleled experience of luxury at Belle Vue Penthouse at Black Beach. When you step into the penthouse, you’re greeted by uninterrupted panoramic views of Kiama Harbour and Black Beach as well as exquisite decor and opulent furnishings. This upscale apartment is an ideal spot for a romantic retreat, a family holiday or even corporate lodging.
The secure two-car garage facilitates the easy transport of luggage, kids and groceries via the internal lift directly to your front door. The warmly decorated apartment has an open-plan living and kitchen area as well as an extensive balcony. Each of the three bedrooms boasts high-quality beds, ensuring a luxurious rest for singles or couples.
As a bonus, two e-bikes are at your disposal for easy transportation, exploration and enjoyment of the surroundings.
Stay at Belle Vue Penthouse on Black Beach
- Luxury penthouse with opulent decor
- Uninterrupted views of Black Beach and Kiama Harbour
- Outdoor swimming pool
6. Kiama Waterfront Apartment
At Kiama Waterfront Apartment, you’ll enjoy mesmerising views of Black Beach and the Kiama Harbour as the accommodation beautifully overlooks them. The modern apartment provides a serene escape boasting oceanside charm and a range of facilities.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, picturesque terrace and convenient lift access for a hassle-free experience. The apartment has two bedrooms, with ocean-facing balconies, a well-appointed kitchen and two modern bathrooms. With air-conditioning, a soothing bath and a dressing area, it seamlessly combines practicality with luxury.
Certainly, Kiama Waterfront Apartment provides a tranquil place to unwind in a contemporary space.
Stay at Kiama Waterfront Apartment
- Modern luxury apartment
- Conveniently located near Black Beach and Kiama Harbour
- Stylish outdoor swimming pool
Kiama Surf Beach Accommodation
Kiama Surf Beach is a small yet exquisite beach conveniently located near Kiama’s town centre. As the name suggests, it’s a great beach for surfing but plenty of non-surfers visit the beach given its excellent facilities and accessibility. Known as Surf Beach by the locals, it’s Kiama’s main beach, so it’s one of the most popular beaches in the area. So, it makes sense that many people choose to stay at accommodation on Kiama Surf Beach.
Undoubtedly, there are lots of great accommodation options overlooking Kiama Surf Beach. But, we’ve narrowed down the list to two of the best beachfront accommodation at Kiama’s main beach – Bluewater Apartments and Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park.
7. Bluewater Apartments
Bluewater Apartments is a set of modern and boutique apartments with a prime location near Kiama Surf Beach. With an effortless stroll, you’ll arrive at the beach as well as the town’s cafes, restaurants and shops. Indeed, you’re near all Kiama has to offer but you’ll still experience the calmness of a quiet street. Other than being conveniently located a short walk from Kiama Surf Beach, the apartments are adjacent to the renowned Blowhole Point.
At Bluewater Apartments, you can choose from 22 exclusive units, which are comprised of a variety of room sizes and floor plans. Each unit provides an opportunity to unwind and indulge in the luxury of beachside living.
The state-of-the-art kitchen features gas cooktops and Caesarstone island benchtops. In addition, you’ll enjoy modern bathrooms, temperature-regulated rooms, a fully secured complex with underground parking, a video intercom and lift access. Undoubtedly, you’ll experience open-plan living that embraces the contemporary lifestyle of beautiful Kiama.
Stay at Bluewater Apartments
- Great location overlooking Black Beach
- Up to 22 varied boutique apartments
- Extensive modern facilities and amenities
So far, we’ve looked at apartments, studios and holiday units located on some of Kiama’s beaches. The remaining three accommodation options are holiday parks on Kiama beaches, which arguably have the best beach frontage of them all.
FYI – the following three Kiama accommodation options on the beach all offer pet-friendly cabins and sites outside of high season. To book pet-friendly accommodation, you’ll have to call the respective holiday park directly.
8. Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park
If you want an idyllic beachfront location, Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park is an excellent choice. Located on the headland separating Kiama Surf Beach and Kendalls Beach, the holiday park enjoys the best of both worlds – you’re only a short walk from Surf Beach and you’ll also enjoy splendid views of Kendalls Beach. Indeed, the holiday park’s accommodation options of cabins, villas, bungalows and cabanas are just a stone’s throw from either beach.
Other than having an excellent location, Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park has excellent facilities and amenities, making it one of the best holiday parks in Kiama. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with your partner or a family holiday, you’ll enjoy accommodation on the beach that’s fitted with modern living spaces, bedrooms and private bathrooms. Also, each accommodation type is stocked up on all of the necessary amenities such as a kitchen and entertainment system.
In addition, if you can’t be bothered walking to the beach for a swim, you can simply enjoy the sheltered outdoor swimming pool.
Stay at Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park
- Modern cabins, villas, bungalows and cabanas
- Conveniently located between two beaches
- Sheltered outdoor swimming pool
Kendalls Beach Accommodation
Located immediately south of Kiama Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach is one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Kiama area. You can expect golden sand, turquoise waters and a calm ocean, which is usually free of rips. So, Kendalls Beach is often a safer beach with gentler waves compared with Kiama Surf Beach.
Similar to Easts Beach further south, Kendalls Beach is backed by amazing accommodation. Both Easts Beach and Kendalls Beach are backed by holiday parks, which provide some of the best accommodation in Kiama, in the form of cabins on the beach.
With this said, Kendalls On The Beach has a monopoly regarding accommodation on Kendalls Beach. Indeed, if you’re after accommodation that’s literally on a golden sand beach without interruption, then you’ll want to consider staying at Kendalls On The Beach.
9. Kendalls On The Beach
Kendalls On The Beach is one of the best accommodation options if you’re after cabins on the beach in Kiama. The holiday park features cabins with uninterrupted views of the beach and a beautifully landscaped setting. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the most popular Kiama beach cabins to stay at, especially during the summer holidays.
These Kiama holiday park cabins are as dreamy as they come regarding beachfront accommodation. Featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury beach cabins, Kendalls On The Beach in Kiama provides an ideal setup for couples, groups of friends or families. During a stay at one of these delightful cabins, guests can enjoy air conditioning, a private balcony and outdoor seating as well as a fully equipped kitchen and entertainment system.
If that wasn’t enough, this holiday park offers even more amenities and services. Many of the beach cabins feature a spa bath, which is a genuine drawcard for staying at this Kiama accommodation! On top of that, some cabins offer laundry and BBQ facilities.
Also, in line with Kiama’s inclusive tourism mantra, this holiday park features a wheelchair-accessible cabin.
Stay at Kendalls On The Beach
- Air-conditioned beachfront cabins
- Spa bath facilities
- Accommodation for people with mobility impairments
Easts Beach Accommodation
Last but not least, Easts Beach is another gorgeous beach in Kiama backed by a holiday park with fantastic beach cabins and other accommodation types. Easts Beach is the southernmost beach in Kiama, located immediately south of Kendalls Beach.
Bound by 50 metre high headlands, Easts Beach is around 350 metres long. On this small pocket of beach, you’ll find glorious 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. And, the only beachfront accommodation at Easts Beach is at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park.
10. BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park and its outstanding cabins could be the best Kiama accommodation on the beach. For sure, the 35 acre holiday park is wondrously positioned on Easts Beach. The family-owned holiday park enjoys a truly marvellous 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 Kiama accommodation options for those looking for cabins on the beach.
Despite having sites for caravans and campers, the best accommodation at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, in Kiama, is its cabins. With total beach frontage, that can be enjoyed from your private balcony, the holiday park offers cabins that are at the top of the list when it comes to dreamy Kiama accommodation.
But, the holiday park is more than just natural scenery and views of the beach. It features loads of great facilities for the kids such as several swimming pools, a water park, a games room and a playground. On-site, you’ll also find loads of useful amenities such as a camp kitchen, a mini-mart and even a cafe. So, it’s a particularly good place to stay for families.
Stay at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
- Spacious beachfront villas, cottages and suites
- Spa baths available
- Swimming pools, water park and on-site cafe
So, there you have it – the 10 best accommodation options on the beach in Kiama. Below, we’ll look at cabins on the beach, in Kiama, in a bit more detail.
Best Kiama Cabins on the Beach
Given that Kiama accommodation in cabins on the beach is so popular, we’ll spend a little more time looking at your options. As mentioned, Kiama Surf Beach Holiday Park, Kendalls On The Beach and BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park have some of the best beach cabin accommodation in Kiama. But, all of these options are very popular and are prone to book out over the summer school holidays. Thankfully, there are some other nearby options to consider if these Kiama beach cabins are booked out.
Just south of Kiama, there are three other excellent holiday parks with magnificent beach cabins. In Gerringong, you have the Werri Beach Holiday Park. And, further south, in Gerroa, you have the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park and Discovery Parks – Gerroa. All three accommodation options, just south of Kiama, provide truly exceptional cabins on the beach, that are just as impressive as the holiday parks in Kiama.
Also, although not technically on the beach, but rather on the harbour at Blowhole Point, you’ve got the popular Kiama Harbour Cabins.
Otherwise, even if the cabins of the holiday parks are booked out, there may still be caravan and camping sites available to book. Certainly, if you want cheap Kiama accommodation on the beach, or, just simply cheap accommodation in Kiama altogether, consider booking a caravan or camping site at any of the holiday parks mentioned above. That way, you’ll enjoy a stunning stay on the beach at a fraction of the price!
Kiama Accommodation Near the Beach
Of course, some of the most popular accommodation in Kiama aren’t beachfront properties. As you may have gathered, there aren’t any Kiama beach hotels, but rather beachfront cabins, apartments, studios and holiday units. So, if you’re looking for beachfront Kiama hotels, you may be disappointed.
Thankfully, there are fantastic hotels and apartments either in the Kiama town centre or harbourside that aren’t too far away from Kiama Surf Beach. As long as you don’t mind a short walk or drive, in reality, these accommodation options aren’t too far away from Kiama’s main beach. Indeed, most people opt for these accommodation options as reflected by the higher number of reviews compared with beachfront properties.
Below, we’ll briefly detail the most popular accommodation in Kiama near it’s main beach.
- Lavish four-star hotel
- Conveniently located near Surf Beach and Blowhole Point
- Immaculate outdoor swimming pool
- Located in the heart of Kiama
- Outdoor saltwater swimming pool
- Facilities for people with mobility impairments
The Sebel Kiama
- A 4.5 star modern resort
- Magnificent harbourside location at Blowhole Point
- Spacious and air-conditioned rooms
- Conveniently located in the Kiama town centre
- Fully self-contained apartment with kitchen
- Recently refurbished with a charming decor
Other Kiama Accommodation Guides
To help you find the best accommodation along the Kiama Coast, feel free to read our other Kiama accommodation guides.
- 10 Best Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks and Campsites in Kiama
- Gerroa Holiday Parks (Caravan Parks) – The Complete Guide
What to Do In Kiama
Hopefully, this guide (and perhaps one of our other guides) will make choosing accommodation in Kiama nice and simple. The hard part might be knowing what exactly to see and experience during your holiday in Kiama. To find out more information about the best things to do in Kiama, please read our detailed Kiama guides.
- Kiama Day Trip From Sydney: The Ultimate Guide
- 10 Epic Kiama Beaches (With Parking, Surfing & Patrol Details)
- Kiama Coastal Walk: Everything You Need to Know
How to Get to Kiama
Albeit, the easiest and quickest way to get to Kiama is to drive. Certainly, if you want the ultimate freedom to explore the Kiama Coast and perhaps even further afield during your trip, we recommend driving there and having a vehicle to get around.
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.
If you have any questions about Kiama accommodation on the beach or about beach cabins in Kiama, please leave us a comment below.
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