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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  • This is difficult to get to as dirt road but well worth it and has the famous Cygnet pearl Farm and Ardyaloon or One Arm Point where local Aboriginals sell shells. I did not like the taste of the stuf...  more »
  • Great camping spits but loads of mossie at Quondong . Didn't visit the communities up here as had done so previously this time you had to pay just to drive into them so gave it a miss and went elsewhe...  more »
  • Stayed at Kooljaman twice and loved it both times. Once in a Family Safari Tent and another in a beach shelter. The Safari Tent's are glamping at it's best, great bedding, tent and sheltered patio's o...  more »