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Check out dinosaur footprints, a historic lighthouse and mesmerising red-rock formations that contrast with the turquoise water at this rocky headland.

Gantheaume Point is a red-sandstone headland that juts out into the Indian Ocean from beautiful Cable Beach. Explore the stunning landscape of rust-hued rocks set against a backdrop of bright blue waters, check out the towering steel lighthouse and marvel at the prehistoric dinosaur footprints etched into the rocks on the beach.

At the tip of Gantheaume Point, you’ll find an informative sign that highlights the history and ecology of the area. Wander around the Mars-like landscape and note the stunning red tones of the sandstone underfoot. The rocks, which are weathered by wind and water, form intriguing shapes along the shoreline. See rock pools and stunning sunset-coloured streaks in the rocky outcrops. Set against the dazzling blue of the Indian Ocean, this spot is sure to please any photographer.

Don’t miss the mysterious footprints left by dinosaurs over 130 million years ago. A track leads from the information point to a series of casts of the footprints located farther out to sea. Kids will love comparing their foot sizes with those of the dinosaurs.

Visible only at very low tides, the real fossilised footprints were imprinted into reef rock about 30 metres (98.4 feet) out from the shore. If you choose to find the original footprints, wear sturdy shoes as the rocks can be slippery and be sure to monitor Broome’s fast-moving tides.

There is a small patch of sandy beach amid the rocks, however lifeguards do not patrol it and jellyfish make the waters dangerous between November and May. It is, however, a great place to bring a picnic and take in the magnificent views of the red rocks and gentle ocean waves.

Look for the skeletal tower of the Gantheaume Point Lighthouse, a steel structure that was built to guide ships around the point. The lighthouse dates back to 1906, although the current structure was built in 1984.

To the north, you’ll find the long, sandy stretch of Cable Beach, a popular spot for camel tours. Patrolling lifeguards make this area a safe place to swim.

Gantheaume Point is a 10-minute drive west from Broome’s town centre, at the end of an unsealed road. Parking is available near to the information point.

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Broome Time Resort
Broome Time Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Cable Beach Road East, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$198 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Cable Beach, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Courthouse Markets, Matso's Brewery and Town Beach. Pearl Luggers Museum and Sun Pictures are also ...
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"I would have preferred to have an evening meal option or otherwise more variety in the shop for purchasing items for a quick meal. The service from all staff was very good, they always did that little bit extra to help."

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Kimberley Sands Resort
Kimberley Sands Resort
3.5 out of 5
Murray Road, Cable Beach, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$270 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Located in Cable Beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Cable Beach and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Sun Pictures. Courthouse Markets and Pearl Luggers Museum are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
"Beautiful view, restaurant was lovely and flexible in letting us take our dinner and drinks up to the room. Reception staff very welcoming and helpful."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

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Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA
The price is AU$294 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Situated near the airport, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Broome Historical Society Museum, Bedford Memorial Park, and McDaniel's Lookout. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (685 reviews)
"Apart from having no gravy for my steak,"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

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