If Perth is too far off your radar for outdoor adventures, bring your fishing gear to Cable Beach – one of the brightest jewels in Western Australia’s crown.
Famous for its sandy white beaches that stretch for 22 kilometres between vivid red ochre cliffs and stunning turquoise waters, Cable Beach is loved for its gorgeous sunsets.
The beach is one of the best places to see the spectacular natural phenomenon known as the ‘Staircase to the Moon’, where, between March and November, the exposed tidal flats create the illusion of a staircase leading directly to a blazing red moon. Settle back with dinner and your camera, and watch as the landscape around you transforms into an otherworldly theatre of one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena.
During the day, there are many different ways to explore the beach, including four-wheel driving, cycling, sunset cruises and even camel-back tours. Or, simply walk at your own leisure and enjoy the tranquillity. The cliffs surrounding the beach are also home to many beautiful walking trails, including Indigenous heritage trails that take visitors past places of great cultural significance. You can also learn about Indigenous song cycles, bush medicine, and native plants and animals at Minyirr Park, located at the southern end of Cable Beach.
If it is the area’s unmistakable sense of peace that appeals to you most, bring your fishing gear for the chance to catch billfish, pelagic fish, tuna, mud crabs and barramundi. Stay on the sand for a bit of shore-based fishing, or meet like- minded and enthusiastic anglers on a chartered fishing cruise, where you can learn the secrets of the professionals while catching enough for the rest of your trip.