Cable Beach, Broome Cable Beach, Broome – Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Honeymoon guide to Cable Beach

Choose your own slice of white sand for a spot of sunbathing or relax beneath a parasol on this sun-kissed 22km-long beach lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Cable Beach (and the nearby town of Broome) offer all the ingredients you need for a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

What to do and see on Cable Beach, Broome

Stroll to Gantheaume Point to see dinosaur footprints believed to be more than 130 million years old.

Swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, chase a surf wave, hire a jet ski and then savour a fiery sunset from the soft sand or enjoy the quintessential Broome experience – a sunset camel ride.

In Broome, explore a restored wooden pearl lugger and listen to tales of ’saltwater cowboys’ at Pearl Luggers. Or tour the Willie Creek Pearl Farm to learn about pearl farming, to see an oyster being ‘seeded’ and to discover how to choose that special pearl. Catch a movie at Sun Pictures, built in 1916 and thought to be the world’s oldest open-air cinema.

Marvel at the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ – when for three days following the full moon from March to October, reflections of the moon stretch out across shiny mud flats creating the beautiful illusion of a long silver staircase.

Paddle a sea kayak around Turtle Bay to see unusual rock formations while watching out for sea turtles. Cruise the bay on an authentic 104-year-old wooden pearl lugger or hike the 5km Point to Port Walk – one of the best short coastal walks in Australia.

Along the way you’ll see some of the more remote bays and beaches along the Broome Peninsula, including Reddell Beach, a crescent of white sand dotted with red boulders and fringed by grass-covered sand dunes.

Where to stay

Unwind in comfort with world-class amenities at a range of resorts on (and within walking distance of) Cable Beach…

Cable Beach Club Resort & SpaCable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Location: Cable Beach
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD249 per room
Description: The award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa overlooks the iconic Cable Beach, a 23 km stretch of white sand. The property features a poolside bar, 4 restaurants, a day spa and a mini golf course. Leisurely afternoons can be spent at the adults-only Ocean Pool or you can enjoy a treatment at the world-class Chahoya Spa by LÓccitane. Younger guests can visit the playground or the children's pool and waterpark. Boasting private verandas, the spacious air-conditioned rooms feature Asian or colonial-style décor, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. All rooms offer a comfortable arm chair, an in-room safe and a minibar. All rooms include free parking. Club Restaurant offers a selection of fine wines, while Rambutan serves classic Malaysian cuisine and offers lovely views over the pool area. The resort's interior displays a collection of Australian art, including works of Sir Sidney Nolan. At the rear of the property you will find the Blue Body Buddha Sanctuary, an ornamental garden ideal for relaxation and meditation. A short 10-minute drive from Broome Airport, Cable Beach Club Resort boasts commanding views of the coastline.

The Pearle of Cable BeachThe Pearle of Cable Beach
Location: 14 Millington Road, Broome
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD135 per room
Description: Just a 10-minute walk from the white sands of Cable Beach, the Pearle of Cable Beach Resort offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The luxury rooms and villas are set amongst landscaped grounds. Inspired by the exotic pavilion homes of South-East Asia, The Pearle offers spacious rooms featuring its own private swimming pool and a designer kitchen. The Pearle Café overlooks the 25 metre heated/cooled infinity-edge swimming pool. Other facilities include an early/late check-out lounge, guest laundry, resort shop and day spa. The tour desk can assist with all your scooter, car hire and tour booking requirements. Wireless internet access is available. The Pearle of Cable Beach is a 10-minute drive from Broome Airport and Broome city centre. Gantheaume Point is a 10-minute drive away.

Kimberley Sands Resort and SpaKimberley Sands Resort and Spa
Location: Murray St, Broome
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD114 per room
Description: This 5-star resort offers a variety of day spa options, free onsite parking and spacious luxurious accommodation, just 500 metres from Cable Beach. Each room offers a private balcony and a pillow menu. The on-site day spa features individual treatment rooms, Li’Tya Day Spa Dreaming products, 1 Vichy shower treatment rooms, a juice bar, sauna and a hair salon. Kimberley Sands Resort's tour desk can arrange for customized tours upon request – from private viewings at the Paspaley Pearl's showroom to individual tours of Broome's beaches, galleries and Chinatown. Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park is a 12-minute drive away. Kimberley Sands Resort is 5 km from Broome International Airport and 6 km from the heart of Chinatown.

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Best time to visit Cable Beach

Anytime, but the dry season from May and October is probably the best time to holiday in Broome and Australia’s North West region, as you can expect sunny skies and an average temperature of 30ºC. June and July is the coolest period of the year.

For more climate info: Cable Beach Weather Guide

Getting there

Named after the telegraph cable that was laid between Broome and Java in 1889, Cable Beach is just a 10-minute drive (or bus ride) from the centre of Broome.

More information on how to get to BroomeCable Beach map

More about Cable Beach…

Latest update: Cable Beach, Broome honeymoon: 18 November, 2018

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