Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula

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Cape Leveque is the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Cape Leveque is (via the Cape Leveque Road) north of Broome, and is remote with few facilities. Nevertheless, the Cape's sandy beaches are attracting an increasing number of visitors.A 13m-tall lighthouse was erected at Cape Leveque in 1912. Its light characteristic is a group of three flashes that occurs every twenty seconds whereby the light source emits from a focal plane of. The lighthouse marks the western entrance of King Sound.Cape Leveque was a camping ground for ancient nomadic people of Northern Australia and is probably still being used today. Their huge middens overshadow the small caravan park resting on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Wild turtles and a multitude of sea birds nest on the shores and collect sea food off the exposed rocks at low tide along the shore down the coast to Broome in the Southern part of the peninsula. Whales come to give birth in the area and rest and play among the sheltered islands off the Dampier Peninsula.The traditional owners of the area are the Bardi peoples.William Dampier's description from the Cygnet off Cape Lévêque on 5 January 1688: "This part is all a low, even land with sandy banks against the sea … the points rocky and so are some of the islands in the bay… The soil is dry and sandy, destitute of water, except you make wells, yet producing divers sorts of trees."
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  • Exotic and as in most beautiful magazines of holiday landscape are breathtaking it comes back with real postcards in my head
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  • Cape Leveque is one of the fascinating and magical places in this world that should have seen everyone. The arrival is difficult and takes over almost 100 km sand road are to deal with only with a 4WD. You will be rewarded with an insanely beautiful coast. The West side with the red rocks offers a scene which one recognizes immediately, because it is unique, the East side, however, has a beautiful, wide beach.
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  • We joined a one day 4WD Tour provided by Kimberley Wild Expeditions to Cape Leveque from Broome. Our morning tea stop was at the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community next to the Beagle Bay church. We then ...  more »
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  • Very well appointed facilities for camping and day trippers. $5 pp gets you walking access to the beaches and use of all the shower, BBQ and park facilities. But it's a long and steep downhill Boardwalk walk to the beach and even further to check out the red cliff of western beach. Especially in the heat. The eastern beach is just gorgeous, but recommend to drive the car there for an additional fee. You'll be grateful for the tip. Great food in the cafe and there's also a small shop for souvenirs and essentials.
  • A stunning sacred location. Very unique contrast of red, blue and white landscape. Ideal location for photography and beach walks. Nice cabins by the looks of it though didn't stay overnight. There is a terrace for coffee and meals overlooking the great scenery.
  • . Wonderful location - a few days here not to be missed if you travel to Broome. It is worth the drive. And Raugi's restaurant was great. Beautiful food in spectacular location.
  • Stunning just stunning.. If you get the opportunity to visit make sure you do beaches are beautiful... Cliffs and blood red.. Amazing contrast... 📷 heaven
  • Restaurant is outstanding . Menu is truely unique. Food is of a high quality and would stand up beside any big city fine dining experience.