The Beach Guide

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!

Nearest city

Broome

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Cable Beach Weather Info

5 Day Cable Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Cable Beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 17/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 17/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
    11:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
    17:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    High 3:25am (7.11m)
    Low 9:31am (3.18m)
    High 3:47pm (7.38m)
    Low 10:10pm (3.52m)
    Daylight
    First light05:23
    Sunrise05:45
    Sunset18:24
    Dark18:47
  • Tue 18/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 18/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
    11:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
    17:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    High 4:17am (6.22m)
    Low 10:15am (4.01m)
    High 4:52pm (6.64m)
    Low 11:31pm (4.22m)
    Daylight
    First light05:23
    Sunrise05:45
    Sunset18:24
    Dark18:46
  • Wed 19/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 19/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
    11:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
    17:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    High 7:36am (5.78m)
    Low 11:35am (4.74m)
    High 8:00pm (6.56m)
    Daylight
    First light05:24
    Sunrise05:46
    Sunset18:23
    Dark18:46
  • Thu 20/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 20/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
    11:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 5mph
    17:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:56am (3.80m)
    High 9:01am (6.31m)
    Low 3:14pm (4.20m)
    High 9:11pm (7.11m)
    Daylight
    First light05:24
    Sunrise05:46
    Sunset18:23
    Dark18:45
  • Fri 21/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 21/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 13mph
    11:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
    17:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:52am (3.07m)
    High 9:54am (7.01m)
    Low 4:05pm (3.45m)
    High 10:00pm (7.74m)
    Daylight
    First light05:24
    Sunrise05:47
    Sunset18:22
    Dark18:44
  • Sat 22/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 22/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 6mph
    11:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 9mph
    17:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:32am (2.38m)
    High 10:34am (7.70m)
    Low 4:44pm (2.75m)
    High 10:40pm (8.31m)
    Daylight
    First light05:25
    Sunrise05:47
    Sunset18:22
    Dark18:44

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