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.
Point Samson is accessed via the Roebourne - Point Samson Road, off the North West Coastal Highway in Roebourne.
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 much of it was destroyed in a cyclone in 1925. What remained was in use until the 1980s and damaged beyond repair by Cyclone Orson in 1989 and later burned down in 1991. A jetty lookout was created on land at the site and is an ideal spot to watch the whales at play in the bay between July and October.
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.
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, and stop by the new viewing platform for a beautiful sunset.