Cable Beach
Cable Beach
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Western Australia’s most famous beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, with turquoise waters and impeccable white sand.
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  • xtine2015
    Auckland Central, New Zealand107 contributions
    11 out of 10 experience
    I would 100% go to Broome again. We had a marvellous time. The stairway to the moon was a wonderful evening. We flew to the Horizontal Water and went through it in a very powerful boat. We flew to the Bungle Bungles and walked into Cathedral Gorge. One day we hired a car and drove down to Eco Beach - beautiful beach. The colours were fabulous. Rode camels at Sunset on Cable Beach... wow!
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2023
  • ITRT
    38,566 contributions
    Believed to be Named for a Telegraph Cable
    Cable Beach has beautiful turquoise waters, red soil, and white sand. It’s Western Australia’s most famous beach. Its name is attributed to the fact that a telegraph cable was laid which connected the northwest part of Australia with the rest of the world. If you have a 4WD, you can drive on the beach. The beach was named for the telegraph cable laid in 1889 from Broome to Java. In the North section, there is a nudist beach but remember in this area you need to be aware of sharks, crocodiles, and stingers when swimming during the months of November to March. It is famous for its sunset came rides. Near Cable Beach is a statue of Lord Alistair McAlpine. He was an Englishman credited with putting Broome on the tourist map. As the pearling industry declined, McAlpine focused on property investment and reconstruction to entice people to visit this part of Australia. He purchased some lad and had built the Cable Beach Clube Resort and Spa, the first resort in Broome. His focus was to promote the sale of pearls, to build a zoo to house kangaroos, wallabies, camels and other endangered species, and to promote local culture and indigenous art.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 2 February 2023
  • ozehoff
    20 contributions
    Well worth the wait
    I waited over 20 years to visit Cable Beach; it was everything i had dreamed! One of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. If you want to stay for the day (during the dry), you can rent umbrellas/chairs and while away the day by the ocean. Bliss!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 8 February 2023
  • Michelle R
    Engadine, Australia332 contributions
    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING
    Cable Beach was stunning especially at sunset. We went for the morning for a massage at Cable Resort and ended up spending the whole day here. We walked the beach, had a lovely lunch and drink in Zanders and watched the sights go by then had massages in the resort and then watched sunset and the camels on the beach. Such a lovely chilled day. Plenty of parking and a huge park to sit in.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Mirek99
    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
    Great place to watch the sunsets
    Enjoy the sunsets, enjoy watching the camels go home, and watch the 4WDs exiting the beach. Don't rush after sunset, especially on the slightly cloudy evenings. The longer you wait, the more amazing it gets.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Scarlet1611
    Adelaide, Australia199 contributions
    Beautiful beach with great facilities
    Fantastic beach. It's well set up with a patrolled area where you can safely swim and it's easy to hire umbrellas and sunshades. If you want to get away from the crowds, the beach is almost deserted if you just walk a couple of minutes. There are facilities right above the beach including toilets, showers and a fabulous restaurant / takeaway (Zanders). The beach is tidal and there's quite a difference between high tide and low tide.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • JJ2063
    27 contributions
    Magic sunsets
    Golden sand, clean water, fun bars to relax & watch the colouful sunset. Nice atmosphere with lots of people. Interesting to watch the camel parade leave the beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Jacomina P
    Sydney, Australia229 contributions
    Magical Sunsets
    The tidal differences are enormous in Broome so picking your time to visit is important. Low tide allows 4WD car access on the beach and a chance to walk amongst the rocks looking for dinosaur prints . This is also where you can have a camel ride or watch the camels parading across the beach. Sitting on the grass or walking on the sand at sunset is absolutely magical. It's very hot and you might want to hire an umbrella if staying for a while. Several bars open to the public face the beach too.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Loretta M
    8 contributions
    White sand and turquoise water
    A beautiful beach of white sand is a must visit when in Broome. Sit or drive on the beach at low tide and watch the beautiful sunset and the glorious colours once the sun goes down. Cafes are not far from the beach to enjoy great food and drinks.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Beverleyhf
    Bowral, Australia279 contributions
    Beautiful Beach!
    This beach is absolutely stunning a definite must if you are in Broome. We hired loungers and an umbrella for 4 hours which cost around $30. The guys take care of carrying everything to the area you want and then put the umbrella up along with the loungers. Very friendly and very helpful. We had lunch at the nearby cafe (sorry can’t remember the name of it but the pizza was delicious). Surf life are also on the beach.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
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GLORE X
3 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
I went to Cable Beach to see what all the fuss was about. Well, it didn't let me down. a vast, magnificent beach where many people were observing the sun sinking over the water. The colors of the sunset nearly hypnotized you into a feeling of complete serenity when there was little cloud cover.

Written 16 October 2023
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Capitaine B
Western Australia, Australia6 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Solo
Cable beach is the best beach in the world. As the landing in from the edge of the water to going in the ocean, there are no rocks or seaweeds when I was there. It is therefore the perfect beach for long distance swimming during the dry season
(I was there July/ August).
There's a 3-4 kms stretch on the
secluded section which is perfect for walking !
The only downside is at North of the rocks, there is a lot of 4wd, so stay south of the rocks.
Also at the southern end, gantheaume pt, there's also a lot of 4wd, so should be avoided.
However, the 3-4 kms stretch where no vehicles allowed, as mentioned above, is secluded with awesome high dunes and perfect for long walks, solitude and swimming short and long distance during the months of July August September. It doesn't get better than this anywhere else in the world.
Written 14 August 2023
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Beverleyhf
Bowral, Australia279 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
This beach is absolutely stunning a definite must if you are in Broome. We hired loungers and an umbrella for 4 hours which cost around $30. The guys take care of carrying everything to the area you want and then put the umbrella up along with the loungers. Very friendly and very helpful. We had lunch at the nearby cafe (sorry can’t remember the name of it but the pizza was delicious). Surf life are also on the beach.
Written 10 August 2023
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Loretta M
8 contributions
Aug. 2023
A beautiful beach of white sand is a must visit when in Broome. Sit or drive on the beach at low tide and watch the beautiful sunset and the glorious colours once the sun goes down. Cafes are not far from the beach to enjoy great food and drinks.
Written 7 August 2023
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Jacomina P
Sydney, Australia229 contributions
Jul. 2023
The tidal differences are enormous in Broome so picking your time to visit is important. Low tide allows 4WD car access on the beach and a chance to walk amongst the rocks looking for dinosaur prints . This is also where you can have a camel ride or watch the camels parading across the beach.
Sitting on the grass or walking on the sand at sunset is absolutely magical.
It's very hot and you might want to hire an umbrella if staying for a while.
Several bars open to the public face the beach too.
Written 6 August 2023
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JJ2063
Sydney27 contributions
Jul. 2023
Golden sand, clean water, fun bars to relax & watch the colouful sunset. Nice atmosphere with lots of people. Interesting to watch the camel parade leave the beach.
Written 2 August 2023
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Scarlet1611
Adelaide, Australia199 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic beach. It's well set up with a patrolled area where you can safely swim and it's easy to hire umbrellas and sunshades. If you want to get away from the crowds, the beach is almost deserted if you just walk a couple of minutes. There are facilities right above the beach including toilets, showers and a fabulous restaurant / takeaway (Zanders). The beach is tidal and there's quite a difference between high tide and low tide.
Written 2 August 2023
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Gunner do
Newcastle, Australia593 contributions
Jul. 2023
Lovely sand and so clear water, We swam although conscious of what could be swimming with us,- but no problems.
Written 20 July 2023
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Meg rennie
31 contributions
May 2023
Beautiful long beach. Stunning for swimming, sight seeing, running, walking. I was walking at one stage and saw dolphins playing amongst the swimmers in the early morning.
Written 16 July 2023
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Alan D
6 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Stayed in "Lennies"loved it Margie always goes that extra mile.as does all the other staff there.
Swimming pool was lovley.
Written 14 July 2023
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