Eighty Mile Beach (80 Mile)
Located between Port Hedland and Broome, Eighty Mile Beach parallels the Great Northern Highway and is Western Australia’s longest uninterrupted beach.
Despite its name, it actually extends for 137 miles (220km) and was formerly known as 90-Mile Beach, so it’s probably got a bit of an identity crisis.
However you look at it, this endless sandy beach is a paradise for shelling (there are plenty of exotic shells that wash up), camping, birdwatching, walking and more traditional beach activities.
Access is along a 10km access road that leads to the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. Although the beach has no facilities, the park has a small shop.
Fishing is probably the most popular activity, mainly for threadfin salmon, mulloway and blue nose salmon.
Eighty Mile Beach is recognized as a wetland of international importance. Thousands of birds rest and feed here during their long migration including eastern curlews, great knots, Terek sandpipers, plovers and oystercatchers.
It’s also a popular beach for nesting turtles, including Flatback Turtles that are only found in Northern Australia. Just offshore the seagrass, mangroves and coral reefs are home to sawfish, dolphins, dugong and invertebrates.
Also known as:
- Good fishing
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