Tuesday, 9 October 2018

TRAVEL TUESDAY #152 - BROOME, AUSTRALIA

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.” - Emilia Wickstead 

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Broome is a coastal, pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2,240 km north of Perth. The urban population is estimated at 14,776, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season. Broome International Airport provides transport to several domestic destinations.

Cable Beach is situated 7 km from town along a bitumen road and is named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable which reaches shore there. The beach itself is 22.5 km long with white sand, washed by tides that can reach over 9 m. The beach is almost perfectly flat. Caution is required when swimming from November to March as box jellyfish are present during those months. There have been cases where crocodiles have been sighted off the shore, but this is a rarity and measures are taken to prevent these situations.

Four wheel drive vehicles may be driven onto the beach from the car park. This allows people to explore the beach at low tide to a much greater extent than would be possible on foot. Sunset camel rides operate daily along the beach.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

7 comments:

  1. So beautiful. I never heard of a beach you could drive on until I went to Daytona Beach in Florida. The sand is really hard there, and they have a driving lane on the beach. Any type of car can drive on it. It's actually really nice for unloading stuff for the day on the beach.

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  2. Gorgeous beach and water colour. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. OMG! This is true paradise.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  4. That is one gorgeous shade of blue in the water.

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  5. Beautiful photo! I so hope to make it to Australia someday - my husband's entire family lives there! It would be a dream. <3

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