Broome’s Cable Beach is justifiably world famous for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. But what really gives it a top spot on the must-do list is the experience of taking in all its tropical splendour from the seat of a camel train. With flights direct from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney all year round and connecting flights from all other Australian capital cities, you can get to Cable Beach in just a short eight-minute drive or bus trip from the township of Broome. The beach is very much a part of Broome’s history, earning its name from the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, connecting Australia’s North West with the world. Word of this beauty spot has travelled far since then, but it’s still possible to find your own secluded slice of paradise. Stay at one of the resorts near Cable Beach or just visit for the day from Broome. Take a swim, hop on a boat cruise or just sit and drink in one of best ocean sunsets on Earth.
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Cable Beach, at Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Sunset over Cable Beach is simply spectacular. Drive your 4WD on to the sand for a picnic dinner or sip a cocktail at a beachside bar in one of the string of resorts beside the beach.
YOU WILL FIND…
- Two beach wheelchairs available
- The “FreeWheeler” wheelchair has large inflatable tyres, is relatively lightweight, can be adjusted to different leg supports and traverses easily over sand
- The “Beach Trekker” chair (large spoke wheels), is more suited to going into the shallow water depending on water conditions
- For assistance and to loan either of the beach wheelchairs contact the Beach Lifeguard Captain on 0427 808 755, or you can complete your booking online or request a booking by email.
- drive your 4WD onto the beach and unload straight onto the hard sand, learn more about beach safety and driving on the beach at the Shire of Broome.
- Lifeguards are on duty at the beach from May to October, outside of these months you may find box jellyfish and other stingers in the water
- Accessible unisex toilet and shower located by the main entrance at Cable Beach Road West
- Accessible parking
- Always remember to swim between the flags!
- The area is a cycling friendly area, so you will find lots of shared and accessible pathways around Cable Beach and to Broome.