South of Broome / Highway 1

Blissfully secluded coastal camping is more accessible than you think

Drive south of Broome on the Great Northern Highway, and find your own slice of paradise on some of the most secluded stretches of pristine white sand on the Indian Ocean coast. Here, on the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert, you can experience the luxury of glamping or set up your own coastal camp under a blanket of stars.

The first option you’ll reach is the multi-award winning wilderness resort, Ramada Eco Beach , just over an hour’s drive from Broome. Relax and enjoy the little luxuries and comforts of ‘glamping’ and take a tour with the traditional land owners to discover the ancient culture and traditions of the Yardoogarra people.

If you’re travelling with your own tent or caravan, head further south to the peace and tranquillity of Barn Hill, Port Smith and Eighty Mile Beach. These are all top spots for fishing off the beach to chase your own dinner.

Eighty Mile Beach is the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach on Western Australia’s coast – perfect for strolling at sunrise or sunset. It’s also one of the most pristine beaches, and is a rich food source for over half a million migratory shore birds, making it a must-see for birdwatchers. Visit between October and February  and you might catch a glimpse of the flatback turtles that come to nest at Eighty Mile Beach. But be sure to abide by the Turtle Watchers Code of Conduct.

From here, you can continue east, joining the Warlu Way interpretive trail to follow the Dreamtime story of the mystical sea serpent and discover the treasures of the Pilbara coast and outback – from the marine life-rich Dampier Archipelago to the magnificent ancient gorges of Karijini National Park.

How to get there
Fuel is available at Sandfire and Pardoo Roadhouses along the 611 kilometre route between Broome and Port Hedland.


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