Published: 30 June 2017 by: Craig Tansley

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Broome, Western Australia

Best Beaches: Cable Beach, Town Beach, Willie Creek, Quandong

There’s always been something seductive about the west. Perhaps it’s watching a red sun slip into an ocean that doesn’t stop till it hits Africa, 8,000 kilometres away. Or maybe it's the tropical storms that can hit without warning, but which pass just as swiftly, leaving an umistakably sultry tropical perfume. Whatever it is, Broome has plenty to fall in love with.

Broome’s beaches reflect its outback character; ringed by rugged scrub and a flat, clear ocean that changes shade from opaque blue to emerald green, and then to ochre when the sun sinks into it.

Being here just the two of you makes you feel like you might be balanced right on the edge of the world. But, come late afternoon each day at Cable Beach, a crowd gathers for the best sunset show in Australia, where you can drink cocktails in sleek bars and restaurants positioned to enjoy one of nature's best shows in style. However, Cable Beach isn’t Broome’s only fabulous beach option – the town’s actually full of great beaches. For extra solitude, take a 4WD north to Cape Leveque for your own private piece of paradise.

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