Cable Beach

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This article is about the beach in Australia. For the beach in Cornwall, see Porthcurno. For the beach in the Bahamas, see Nassau, Bahamas.
Cable Beach before sunset
Camels on Cable Beach

Cable Beach is a 22 kilometres (14 mi) stretch of beach near Broome, Western Australia. Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889.[1]

More recently, on or about 25 Feb. 2014, a 12-foot (approx. 4 metre)-long saltwater crocodile caused a brief-but-excited shutdown of this beach to all public swimming.


  1. ^ "Cable Beach". Tourism Western Australia. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 

Coordinates: 17°57′4.81″S 122°12′5.64″E / 17.9513361°S 122.2015667°E / -17.9513361; 122.2015667