Best Photos of Cable Beach, Broome
Cable Beach is the most iconic beach of Broome. Located on the North-West Australian coast, Broome is a peninsula surrounded by water where you can witness the sunrise and go down on the water. I couldn’t believe my eyes at this stunning view from the aircraft on my arrival in Broome. The water was so intense turquoise.
Broome has many beautiful beaches with ancient red rocks, white sands and deep blue water. Broome weather and tides shape its beaches and the coastline during the day by exposing hundreds of millions of years old rocks and fossils and creating picture-perfect scenery at sunrise and sunset.
I love Broome. I believe that this place could become the gateway, not only to Kimberley but also to Western Australia and Northern Australia. There are no incoming direct international flights, though, so the only way to access Broome is within Australia. You can fly from the closest cities of Darwin and Perth or any other Australian city and town. Airfare is expensive, though, around 250 AUD one way from Perth. So try to book your flight as early as possible to get a reasonably priced flight.
Cable Beach Broome
Cable Beach is one of the most famous Australian Beaches for its long stretch of white sands. The beach can be accessed by 4WD or motorbike on the southern end. You can walk up to Gantheaume Point or start your walk there at sunrise by the low tide if you want to spot the 350 Mio old dinosaur footprints. You can do This beautiful walk in the dry season from April to September when the Broome weather and temps are bearable.
On my recent trip to Broome, I enjoyed staying in lovely budget accommodation, only a 5-minute walk to Cable Beach. This is a photo essay of Cable Beach captured throughout my stay.
Cable Beach Swim
You can swim at Cable Beach from April to September only, in the dry months. The wet months are a no-go beach for swimmers due to the nasty stingers in the water. I had been in Broome before, in 2008, and could remember how empty of people the beach was. I was surprised that no people were swimming outside the flags at Cable Beach. Sharks and Crocs may be in the water, too, so beware!
Cable Beach 4WD adventure
The Beach’s southern end is open to all 4WD vehicles and motorbikes. If you plan to drive onto the Beach, get there early to enjoy the sunset and get a good spot. It gets hectic.
It was good fun sitting on the beach, watching people setting up their sunset viewing point with beach gear, picnic tables and foldable chairs!
A camel ride on Cable Beach is a classic in Broome—lovely scenery for taking photos.
Cable Beach Sunset
Sunset is around 5.30-5.40 (beginning of August). However, you must get there at least one hour before the sun goes down for the best sunlight. The beach scenery changes with the light reflections, and pastel colours paint Cable Beach with soft nuances of orange, pink, and yellow. As you can see from these photos, it’s stunningly beautiful.
Cable Beach get active at Sunset.
Sunset is when people get active and flock to Cable Beach for a stroll, a swim, a workout, a picnic, to play music, or to chill out on the grass with a cool drink while watching the sun go down.
Cable Beach Sunset Colours
Cable Beach sunsets are very rich in colour and very unique. Every evening you will experience a different sunset scenery, environment and light reflections; below are just a few captures from three separate evenings.
Golden light reflections at Cable Beach.
Orange Sunset with a dash of pink.
When the sun goes down at Cable Beach, colours become intense. The golden light embraces the deep blue ocean.
I loved my time in Broome at Cable Beach. I found this place a very inspiring and welcoming beach, calming and energetic at the same time. I liked it because it allows people to experience the beach as they want, in very relaxing scenery.
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