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Gantheaume Point

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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Lodging Near Gantheaume Point

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$101
Mangrove Hotel

Mangrove Hotel

47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
4.2
of 5, from 324 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Matso's Brewery, Bedford Memorial Park, and Courthouse Markets. Pearl Luggers Museum and Sun Pictures are also within 10 minutes.

$188
The Pearle of Cable Beach

The Pearle of Cable Beach

14 Millington Road, Cable Beach
4.4
of 5, from 292 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Johnny Chi Lane, Courthouse Markets, and Sun Pictures. Pearl Luggers Museum and Matso's Brewery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$97
Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary

Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary

1 Lullfitz Drive, Cable Beach
4.0
of 5, from 306 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sun Pictures and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Courthouse Markets. Willie Creek Pearl Farm is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

$141
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach
4.6
of 5, from 561 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cable Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Courthouse Markets, Town Beach, and Broome Golf Club. Bedford Memorial Park and McDaniel's Lookout are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$66
Broome Time Accommodation

Broome Time Accommodation

1 Cable Beach Road East, Cable Beach
4.1
of 5, from 259 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cable Beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Courthouse Markets, Pearl Luggers Museum, and Sun Pictures. Bedford Memorial Park and Johnny Chi Lane are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$113
Moonlight Bay Suites

Moonlight Bay Suites

51 Canarvon Street, Broome
4.6
of 5, from 327 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this spa apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Matso's Brewery and Bedford Memorial Park. Courthouse Markets and Pearl Luggers Museum are also within 15 minutes.

Habitat Resort

Habitat Resort

225 Port Drive, Minyirr
4.4
of 5, from 36 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Minyirr apartment is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Broome Golf Club, Town Beach and Broome Historical Society Museum. McDaniel's Lookout and Gantheaume Point are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$71
Beaches of Broome

Beaches of Broome

4 Sanctuary Road, Cable Beach
4.2
of 5, from 147 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cable Beach, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Sun Pictures and within 6 mi (10 km) of Courthouse Markets and Johnny Chi Lane. Pearl Luggers Museum and Matso's Brewery are also within 6 mi (10 km).