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The main stinger season is November to April. The
dangerous irukandji and box jellyfish (left) are rare and stings
are preventable. In season, wear protective clothing, do not
swim when beaches are closed, read warning signs and carry
vinegar for the treatment of stings.
BEACHES AND POINTS
Cable Beach | Renowned for its natural beauty, sunsets and
resort lifestyle, it’s a popular place to exercise, swim, fish or
learn how to surf. North of the rocks, where it is ‘clothing
optional’, you can drive onto the beach. Walk north or south
along the 22km of sand and you’ll find a patch of beach that’s all
yours. Hire a chair and umbrella and watch the world go by, or
hop on a boat or jetski and explore the water. Stay at one of the
luxurious resorts – one has a private pool for every apartment.
Caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, and self-contained
accommodation is also available.
Town Beach | When the conditions are right this is the place to
see the Staircase to the Moon. At extreme low tide, walk out and
explore the wrecks of the flying boats that were destroyed in a
Japanese air raid in 1942. The calm waters of Roebuck Bay allow
for safe swimming. A grassy area, shade and a water playground
make it the ideal place for a family picnic. There’s a boat ramp and
ample fishing opportunities from the shore, or at the reeds dotted
along the bottom of the bay. The bay has incredible biodiversity
huge numbers of invertebrates in the mud and sand flats attract
an abundance of migratory birds which are best seen at low tide.
Pay homage to the early settlers, who rest at the nearby Lions
Pioneer Park. Visit the Japanese and Chinese Cemetery on Port
Drive, and reflect on the hundreds of divers who lost their lives
searching for pearls in bygone days.
Gantheaume Point | See the 120-million-year-old dinosaur
footprints on the reef at extreme low spring tide. If you miss
out, a plaster cast can be seen on top of the cliffs. The point is a
photographer’s delight, with spectacular contrasting colours,
especially at sunset. Take a dip in Anastasia’s Pool, which fills
with water when the tide is high.
Sunset camel rides at Cable Beach
(Photography Simon McBeth).
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Port Beach (Photography Mark Wilkinson).
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