Cable Beach – Western Australia

An Indian Ocean sunset.

In your motorhome visit one of the best beaches in the world. Just 5 km from the centre of Broome, this beach got its name from the telegraph cable that linked Broome to Java. Stop just after you have crossed Kimberley to enjoy this beach and its unusually magnificent sunset. White sands and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean stretch for 20 km along this seemingly endless beach.

Motorhomes are certainly welcome and adventurous travellers can stop along the wild West Coast to relax and admire this immense beach. Some of the best moments on Cable Beach are spent picnicking along the water and watching the sunset. On certain days between March and October you can witness the "Staircase to the Moon", a beautiful natural phenomenon in which the full moon rises over the exposed tides of Roebuck Bay.

Cable Beach is also known for its pearling industry and multicultural society stemming from the arrival of Malay fisherman in the early 19th century, as well as Japonese and Filipinos cultures. Gantheaume Point marks the southern end of the beach and here at low tide you can see dinosaur footprints from millions of years ago!

The Gantheaume Point Lighthouse offers great views of the dolphin and whale migrations, as well as the surrounding eroded cliffs that glow red and ocher in the sunset. After Cable Beach and Broome Kimberley and the wild Australian Outback await you!

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