Kingston Beach is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Kingborough in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south-east of the town of Kingston. The 2016 census recorded a population of 1990 for the state suburb of Kingston Beach.[1]

It is a suburb of the greater Hobart area. It is located on the Derwent River at the mouth of Browns Rivulet.[2] It was originally known as Browns River Beach in the 1850s.[3][4][5] Kingston Beach was a regularly photographed location in the twentieth century.[6][7][8]

The beach is patrolled by Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club between the months of December and April. Other facilities include a dog beach, bike park, barbecue area, sailing club, playgrounds and various shops. The local Progress Association served between 1925 and 1992, known as either the Kingston Beach Progress Association, Kingston Beach Regatta Association, or the Kingston Beach Progress and Regatta Association.[9]


Kingston Beach was gazetted as a locality in 1960.[10]


The waters of the River Derwent estuary form the eastern boundary.[11]

Road infrastructure

Route B68 (Channel Highway) passes to the north-west. From there, several roads provide access to the locality.[10][12]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Kingston Beach (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ Tasmania. Town and Country Planning Commission; Bolt, Frank, 1928- (1956), Kingston, Kingston Beach, & Blackmans Bay (Add. Sept. '56 ed.), Office of the Town and Country Planning Commissioner, retrieved 3 April 2016{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Thomas Bird's painting
  4. ^ Browns River History Group (Tas.); Kingborough (Tas. : Municipality). Council (author) (2013), Kingston Beach history walk, [Kingston, Tasmania] Browns River History Group, retrieved 3 April 2016 {{citation}}: |author2= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Gardam, Julie (2009), Brown's River to Kingston, Julie Gardam, retrieved 3 April 2016
  6. ^ Tasmanian Illustrated Mail, Photographs of beach scenes, East Coast and Kingston Beach, Tasmania, 1930, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, retrieved 3 April 2016
  7. ^ Gardam, Julie; Rotary Club of Kingston (Tas.) (1988), Brown's River, a history of Kingston and Blackmans Bay, Rotary Club of Kingston, ISBN 978-0-7316-3959-5
  8. ^ Photograph – Family picnic on Kingston Beach near Brown's River, LINC Tasmania, 1915, retrieved 3 April 2016
  9. ^ Kingston Beach Progress and Regatta Association NG813 [Records], LINC Tasmania, 1925, retrieved 3 April 2016
  10. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Kingston Beach". Placenames Tasmania. Select "Search", enter "1067E", click "Search", select row, map is displayed, click "Details". Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  11. ^ Google (2 April 2021). "Kingston Beach, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.