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Roebuck Bay, Broome

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Roebuck Bay is a bay on the coast of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Its entrance is bounded in the north by the town of Broome, and in the south by Bush Point and Sandy Point. It is named after, the ship captained by William Dampier when he explored the coast of north-western Australia in 1699. The Broome Bird Observatory lies on the northern coast of the bay.DescriptionRoebuck Bay is a 550 km2 tropical, marine embayment. It has red sandy beaches and areas of mangroves, with the eastern edge of the bay being made up of linear tidal creeks. It is surrounded by grasslands and pindan woodland.The northern shore of the bay is dominated by a long and low red cliff, 2–6 m in height, of pindan soil which gives the beaches there their distinctive red colouration. It overlies yellowish-red Broome Sandstone of Cretaceous age which, when exposed at the base of the cliff, shows occasional fossil footprints of dinosaurs.Landward of the mangrove-lined creeks along the eastern shore are bare flats that are only flooded on high spring tides, with the hypersaline soil inhibiting the establishment of vegetation, except for some areas of samphire.
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A well-developed tourist destination, Broome boasts lodgings that range from four- and five-star hotels to inexpensive hostels catering mainly to young backpackers passing through the area. Book ahead if you want to ensure a spacious hotel room loaded with modern amenities and easy access to the area's finest beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget or don't like to plan months in advance, consider staying at a guesthouse, where small but clean rooms often come with a shared cooking area and outdoor swimming pool. 
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  • So beautiful- breathtaking both early morning and special if you get to watch the staircase to the moon event.However, be sure to wear insect repellant especially at dusk or you will get eaten alive!!  more »
  • Roebuck Bay presents one of the most watchable, relaxing views you'll find anywhere. I was fortunate over my 5 days in Broome to experience Roebuck Bay under lots of different conditions / times, and ...  more »
  • Great views of the bay best place to see this is the Mangrove Hotel over looks the bay have a drink and a good meal.  more »