Experience one of the country's most photogenic beaches with a trip to Broome and its famous Cable Beach.
Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Cable Beach or find and book accommodation in Cable Beach today,
When you think Australia you think beaches and one of the most popular Australian coastal gems is Cable Beach, located just a short 20 minute drive north of Broome, in The Kimberly region of WA. Filled with picture postcard scenery and sandy white beaches it is one of many great attractions on offer when you venture to this pearl of the Western Australian coastline.
This region has a rich multicultural history and Broome, which is situated on Roebuck Bay, was inundated by Filipino, Portuguese and Malay pearl divers in the 1800's, seeking their fortune in the shallow waters. Though many returned to their native homelands, over the years, the influence of these cultures, along with Australian and Aboriginal traditions has helped cultivate a variety of wonderful gourmet food, exotic activities and a diverse atmosphere.
Cable beach not only caters to those who enjoy the variety of modern travel, but also offers a sense of peace and seclusion from the hustle and bussle of everyday life. So depending on what you prefer - be it experiencing new activities such as four-wheel-driving and camel riding (yes, you read correctly) or submersing yourself in the various trail walks around a heritage listed park there's something for everyone. Minyirr Park is a coastal reserve directly behind the sand hills that run along Cable Beach and it's overseen by the Shire of Broome in conjunction with the Rubibi Aboriginal people. It is also provides visitors with a great opportunity to engage and learn more about the rich aboriginal heritage of the area, the value they see in Australia’s native plants and animals and the bush medicines that are still widely used today.
The Stair Case to the Moon is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the months between March and October,when the full moon rises over Roebuck Bay at low tides, leaving a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching right up to the moon.
Some of the world's most romantic and stunning sunsets can be seen along this 22 kilometre stretch of beach, and if you feel like it you can join the camel train that rides along the sands = a great way to make it a more memorable, once in a life time experience.
For all the prehistoric lovers out there, head to the southern end of Cable Beach called Gantheaume Point, where during low tide you can see 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints. This end of the beach is a wonderful place to watch for dolphins and migrating whales in season.
Located on WA's northern shore, Cable Beach is about 2200km from Perth, the state's capital.
The drive from Perth to Cable Beach will take about 23 and a half hours.
The best way to get to and from Cable Beach is to take a flight straight to Broome; most major airlines have direct flights from all capital cities. Broome is the closest major town to the beach and is also a great place to begin your journey.
In terms of great places to stay, Cable Beach has plenty of great holiday parks and camping grounds to suit all types. For more accommodation options in Cable Beach, click here.