Some of Western Australia’s best beaches, coral gardens, fishing spots and restored heritage buildings can be found on the Point Samson Peninsula and its surrounding islands.
Go for a stroll along Settlers Beach and check out the sweeping views of Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson and Cape Lambert from the lookout.
Though gazetted in 1908 Point Samson really came to prominence from 1902 with the construction of the jetty, designed to service the newer and larger vessels for which the jetty at Cossack was inadequate. The original ‘T-head’ jetty was almost 1,900 feet long, though it was destroyed in a cyclone in 1925. At its peak, Point Samson was the third largest port in WA, after Fremantle and Geraldton. Some remains of the jetty were rebuilt on land as a tribute to the ports history.
In contrast to its early years as a busy pastoral port, the town today is a relaxed and picturesque coastal village famous for its fish and chips and delicious fresh seafood.
You’ll find a wide range of accommodation options here, from four-star resorts and boutique bed and breakfasts to modern caravan parks and holiday homes.
- Take a stroll at sunset or sunrise along the beautiful beaches at John’s Creek and Honeymoon Cove, or have a picnic or barbeque on the grassed areas next to the beach.
- Point Samson is a great spot to cast a line, with both beach casting and deep water fishing options.
- Follow the Point Samson Heritage Trail to explore the towns interesting past.
- Point Samson is also a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas, including Cossack and Roebourne.
- See the Staircase to the Moon – check viewing dates and times with Karratha Visitor Centre.