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    THE 22 KILOMETRE LONG STUNNING CABLE BEACH, IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS BROOME HAS BECOME SUCH A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE COLOURS OF THE WHITE SAND, TURQUOISE WATERS AND RED-ORANGE DIRT BACKDROP MAKE THIS BEACH A SPECTACULAR LOCATION: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    A POPULAR WAY TO EXPLORE THIS BEACH IS TO TAKE A CAMEL RIDE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Cable Beach

This 22km long stunning beach is one of the main reasons Broome has become such a popular tourist destination. The colours of the white sand, turquoise waters and red-orange dirt backdrop make this beach a spectacular location.

The beach got its name as is it was the terminus of the original cable used to send telegraphs between Java and Broome. Today it is one of Western Australia's premier tourist attractions.

Cable Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing or exploring some of the rock pools where octopus and other creatures inhabit.

Be aware of box jellyfish and stingers in northern parts of Australia in summer months

During the summer months from October to May along the Northern Australian coastline certain varieties of jellyfish like the box jellyfish are present in the coastal waters and can cause very serious reactions if you are stung. It is advised that between these months you swim in the protected netted swimming areas or avoid swimming in the sea.

If bitten by a box jellyfish vinegar should be applied to the sting and seek medical attention immediately.

Do not swim in areas known to have crocodiles

Crocodiles can be found in fresh and salt-water locations in parts of Northern Australia and occasionally there are attacks on people. In many cases some basic rules and precautions would avoid such attacks. Swimming in most rivers, creeks, lagoons and in certain coastal waters is not recommended in this part of Australia. Also pay attention to any warning signs that may be posted in certain areas.