Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point encompasses a stretch of white sandy beach as well as a red rock cliff face overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, about a ten minute drive from the town centre of Broome.

The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach and is a popular meeting place on the weekend for locals to gather with family and friends. Please note that lifeguards do not patrol Gantheaume Point.

The spectacular views from the cliff section of Gantheaume Point is reached by a short stretch of unsealed road. There you will find parking and an interpretive signage centre which showcases the history of the area.  

Heading past the the interpretive signage there is a well worn track which leads to a cast of dinosaur footprints, always a popular attraction with children. The real dinosaur footprints preserved in reef rock can be seen at very low tide at the bottom of the cliff.  Should you wish to hunt for these,  it is recommended you contact the Broome Visitor Centre for further information and be aware of Broome's huge tidal movements. 

Anastasia's Pool was created amongst the rocks by the former lighthouse keeper for his wife Anastasia who suffered from arthritis and believed the salt water which filled the pool at high tide had possible healing properties. The pool's siding collapsed in January 2014 when a storm partially destroyed the pool. As yet it hasn't been repaired.   The contrasting colours of the deep pindan red cliffs and the shimmering turquoise ocean is breathtaking and provides stunning photo opportunities.

The Broome Turf Club is carved out of bush land at Gantheuame Point and the race meets are a highlight of the town’s tourism calendar, where members of the multi-cultural community of Broome mingle with visitors from far and wide.  The red dirt race track adds to the country race day atmosphere and if you have the opportunity to visit the members grandstand offers a first class view of the track and surrounding beaches. 

Broome has a wide range of accommodation from camping grounds to luxury resorts all within a short drive or bus from Gantheaume Point.  Search Broome Accommodation

Photographing the scenery at Gantheaume Point

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