WA’s family-owned Cable Beach Caravan Park is a real home-away-from-home.
Given Cable Beach Caravan Park is the Turu state winner for Western Australia, it’s clear there are many people who find the idea of 22km of pure white sand and turquoise water lapping on the shores of the stunning Kimberley region too much to resist.
Add to that the fact that this park is set near Cable Beach’s renowned backdrop of Indian Ocean-fringed red ochre cliffs, and you’re well on your way to discovering why this park is a fine home-away-from-home. The park provides the opportunity for travellers to take advantage of the many local adventures, from riding a camel along the beach at sunrise or sunset to discovering the region’s pearling history and colourful multicultural society.
Co-manager of the family-owned park Greg Beacham said the park’s location is key to its popularity. “We’re only a few minutes’ walk from the beach with shops and cafes down the road”.
However, he said you don’t have to leave the park to enjoy a quality coffee as the park has its own cafe, offering breakfast, lunch and coffee. Of course, the park offers much more than that. It also has powered and unpowered sites, a children’s playground, barbecues and internet facilities.
Notwithstanding those conveniences, Greg said the climate, together with the gregarious ‘social atmosphere’, also play a role in the park’s popularity.
By way of facilities, he said one of the prime park attractions during the warmer tropical Kimberley days and evenings is the 30m pool and waterfall. “It won awards for the best in WA when it was built,” he said.
Beyond that, the park is somewhat of a northern caravanning Mecca with most of the park set aside for large caravan sites.
However, with 17 years’ experience running the park, it’s clear the Beacham family put something extra into making this park the best it can be. They contribute that extra something that makes visitors come back for more.
“Even though we are a fairly big park, we still try and keep it quiet and managed as professionally as we can,” Greg explained.
Greg reckons that Cable Beach Caravan Park benefits from being a family-owned park because the family take pride in their park and the work they do. It’s an attitude that pays off. “We try to provide guests with something decent and word of mouth gets people coming back,” he said.