Cable Beach

Cable Beach - Australia
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Cable Beach in Broome is a long, flat, sandy beach, and by long we mean 22 kilometres (15 miles) long. It isn’t just quantity over quality either; the beach here is beautiful white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Much Cable beach backs on to gently sloping sand dunes, and in other places there are low cliffs of deep red sandstone.

Given this vast expanse of sand it seems donkey rides weren’t quite enough. Instead, at Cable beach there are the now famous camel rides which are apparently the best way to take in the sunset.

Camels aside there is plenty of wildlife to be seen at Cable beach; from dolphins and whales to fossilized dinosaur footprints. However, the beach has been host to the odd unwelcome visitor including a 4 metre saltwater crocodile which shut down the beach in 2014!

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