Broome is a historical pearling town situated in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It is a well developed tourist destination, popular with Australians, in the dry season (from May to September). In the dry months the weather is ideal. It has sunny days with temperatures around 86°F and balmy evenings and nights when the temperature fall to the low 70s. The town is situated on the Indian Ocean and the main beach, Cable Beach, is a beautiful expanse of golden sand. The sunsets on Cable Beach are magnificent and can be enjoyed on the beach or from one of the restaurants on the esplanade. The population of the town expands from about 12,000 in the wet to a high of about 30,000 at the height of the tourist season. The camping grounds are booked out pretty early and accommodation can be hard to find at the height of the season.
Reddell Beach is a favorite beach among the Broome locals, with the stark contrasts of red pindan bordering the white sandy beach. Examine the unusual rock formations with their intricate erosion patterns along the pristine stretch of beach. The calm refreshing waters are ideal for swimming or paddling with the children, and the lack of crowds makes this well kept secret spot an idyllic location. Enjoy a picnic lunch or just laze about on the beach and soak up the sun. If you time your visit at high tide, you may be fortunate to witness a spectacular phenomenon when the ocean meets the pindan cliffs and the ochre color bleeds into the normally crystal blue waters.
This pretty little beach is located a few minutes’ drive from the center of the historic pearling town and overlooks the stunning turquoise colored Roebuck Bay. Its spectacular calm aqua water makes for perfect photo opportunities. Bring your own picnic and spread out on the grass or on one of the picnic tables or enjoy dishes from the café near the water’s edge. A bonus for parents is the small water playground, ideal for the children to cool down. There is also a cafe along the water’s edge. There is also a caravan park located beside Town Beach with one of the best views in Broome across Roebuck Bay. Town Beach is also a popular gathering point to see the natural attraction of the Staircase to the Moon on certain dates throughout the year. The moon rises above the exposed mudflats creating an optical illusion in the darkened sky of stairs reaching to the moon. The Town Beach Markets often complement this event and provide an opportunity for you to purchase craft items, dinner from the stalls and relax and enjoy the entertainment.
With its 14 miles of more soft white sand than you can imagine, Cable Beach is the main reason visitors are drawn to Broome. The water is warm and flat, with gentle, ankle-height waves the only disturbance to the expanse of horizon-hugging blue. Its name harks back to 1889, when a long undersea telegraph cable connected northwest Australia to Indonesia, opening up communication to the world. This beach is famous for sunset camel rides, and watching the sun descend over the water.
Gantheaume Point Beach
Gantheaume Point encompasses a stretch of white sandy beach as well as a red rock cliff face overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, about a ten minute drive from the town centre of Broome. The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach and is a popular meeting place on the weekend for locals to gather with family and friends. Please note that lifeguards do not patrol Gantheaume Point. The spectacular views from the cliff section of Gantheaume Point is reached by a short stretch of unsealed road. There you will find parking and an interpretive signage center which showcases the history of the area.
Near Broome Port and the Broome Fishing Club you will find Entrance Point. This beach is utilized by boaties for fishing trips and catching mud crab. The beach has some interesting rock formations and is a popular location for weddings. Don’t miss Entrance Point beach for it’s massive rock formations carved by strong winds which are scattered all over this beach near the port of Broome.