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. Find all of your beach essentials here for your Broome Australia vacation.
Broome Weather – When to Visit
There are two seasons in Broome, the wet season and the dry season. The dry season lasts from April/May until September/October. During the dry season Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 62.6 – 87.4°F. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. There is little rain at this time of the year. From mid June to mid August is the most popular time to visit Broome, as all the attractions are usually open at this time.
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. This beach is famous for sunset camel rides, and watching the sun descend over the water.
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.
Town Beach is a popular draw-card for holidaying families. Its spectacular calm aqua water makes for perfect photo opportunities. 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.
Gantheaume Point Beach
The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach and is a popular meeting place on the weekend for locals and visitors to launch boats, or spend the day relaxing, swimming and enjoying a cold drink at sunset with family and friends.
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.
Recommended Broome Tours & Activities by Viator
Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Camel Ride
Explore Broome on a city sightseeing tour that introduces you to interesting attractions like Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema. Visit Town Beach to learn about Broome’s role in World War II, check out Gantheaume Point for a look at ancient dinosaur footprints, and see Chinatown and the historical port. When booking, you have two options to choose from to end your sightseeing tour—watching the sunset with snacks on Cable Beach or a sunset camel ride along the shore. Learn more about the Broome City Sightseeing Tour
Horizontal Falls Half-Day Tour from Broome
Ride a jet seaplane to Talbot Bay to experience one of Western Australia’s most memorable thrills — a trip through the Horizontal Falls. Aboard the fastest boat in Kimberly, splash through the narrow, cliff-wrapped cataracts with an expert skipper, and then relax on a cruise through the bays and creeks of the remote bay. An onboard barbecue lunch and scenic return flight to Broome top off this truly off-the-track adventure. Learn more about the Horizontal Falls Half-Day Tour.
Broome Panoramic Town Tour – All the extraordinary sights and history of Broome
This Broome Panoramic Town Tour is a personalized tour to get to know all the unique history, extraordinary stories and magnificent sights of Broome. This stunning tour is in air-conditioned comfort will give you the opportunity to delve into the diverse past that has created the Broome it is today. Learn more about the Broome Panoramic Town Tour
15-Day Camping Tour from Darwin to Broome Including Mitchell Falls
The Kimberley region lies in the far north of Western Australia and its wild landscapes and remote natural wonders are some of the most impressive in Australia. On this epic 15-day tour, take the scenic route from Darwin to Broome and camp out in the outback. Along the way, cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, see the UNESCO-listed Bungle Bungles, visit the West Kimberley Gorges, and explore the Windjana Gorge, Mitchell River, and Tunnel Creek National Parks. Learn more about the 15-Day Camping Tour
Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise from Broome
Roebuck Bay is an incredibly diverse ecosystem and its extensive seagrass meadows are home to a myriad of marine life. This Eco Tour takes our guests to see our very rare resident snubfin dolphins in the stunning turquoise bay, and other residents are frequently seen throughout the tour. Look for Dugong, Turtles, migratory shore birds and Bottlenose Dolphins. Learn more about the Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise.
Best Broome Restaurants
Zanders has a great beachfront location. The menu features a vast choice of dishes with both French and global influences at reasonable prices. Telephone: 61 8 9193 5090 Web: Zanders
Runaway Bar & Restaurant
This cozy eatery serves home-cooked meals in big portions, all day long. It offers fresh seafood and different variations of pasta for lunch and dinner, cold milkshakes and good coffee for breakfast. You will find a cute outside terrace and friendly service. Telephone: 61 8 9192 8111 Web: Runaway Bar & Restaurant
Bali Hai Cafe and Restaurant
This cafe and restaurant serves up tasty food with an Asian flavor influence and fresh ingredients. The tom yum soup is a favorite among guests. The place also boasts beautifully designed interiors and gardens, and a cool deck area for the best sunsets. Telephone: 61 8 9191 3100 Web: Bali Hai Cafe & Restaurant
The cuisine is mainly Italian, with other Mediterranean influences such as Spanish tapas. All is paired with good wine, and plates to-share are available. The interiors are carefully decorated and vaguely inspired by Venetian baroque luxury. Telephone: 61 8 9192 0411 Web: Cichetti Club
The Wharf Restaurant is located on the Port of Broome. This is where high quality Asian-inspired seafood is served along with a fantastic view and laid-back atmosphere. Telephone: 61 8 9192 5700 Web: Whart Restaurant
Best Broome Bars & Nightlife
Captain Murphy’s Irish Pub
Are you looking for some dark stout and Irish music in Broome? Then head to Captain Murphy’s Irish Pub. Here you can get traditional entertainment in a rustic Pub setting with a selection of beer and bites on the menu. Telephone: 61 8 9195 5900 Web: Captain Murphy’s Irish Pub
This chic venue overlooks the waters of Roebuck Bay. Friday and Saturday nights feature local entertainment till late and free snacks. The Sunday session, Sunday by the Bay, has local entertainment from 2pm. Telephone: 61 8 9192 1303 Web: Bay Club
Music, entertainment and maritime decorations are only some of the highlights of this Australian bar. At Divers Tavern you can find happy people enjoying a fun night out. This is the ideal starting point for an evening in Broome. Telephone: 61 8 9193 6066 Web: Divers Tavern
Sunset Bar & Grill
When visiting Cable Beach for a long day of sunbathing, why not grab a beer at Sunset Bar & Grill? Here you can enjoy the last hours of light sitting on a spacial terrace with cool drinks. Telephone: 61 8 9192 0470 Web: Sunset Bar & Grill
Matso’s Broome Brewery
Matso’s Brewery is your place for craft beer in Broome. The microbrewery offers locally produced variations and has a great selection to choose from. The do-it-yourself setting and the cozy atmosphere will enhance your beer experience. Telephone: 61 8 9193 5811 Web: Matso’s Broome Brewery