Smiths or 80 Mile

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 18:59
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We are heading northwards in May and plan to have a couple of days R&R on the beach north of Pt Hedland to reset our clocks to NW time!!!! We originally thought 80 Mile Beach caravan park but someone suggested Smiths might be better. We just plan to relax and enjoy the surroundings and perhaps throw a line in just in case there are suicidal fish about. We are very self sufficient as we are moving north into "no mans land" after our brief respite.

Has anyone experienced them and what are your thoughts on which is better.
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Reply By: Member Bushy 04(VIC) - Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 20:15

Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 20:15
We stayed at port Smith two years ago, and had a great time.
Just make sure that you are there on a thursday as that was the fish and chips night, a serve costs five bucks but it goes to the RFD if there is enough you can go back for seconds no cost.
They take the keen fishermen out in their boat and drop them off at good spots, any excess fish get frozen for thur night, even had a local band.
We were a group of three vans and all loved it.
The midges were the only down side.

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 22:47

Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 22:47
Hi Navara Navvy
We go to Pt Smith for a month or so each year in May/June, and we spend a few days at the 80 mile on the way through.
One is no better than the other – depends on what you want to do
80 mile is beach fishing and no Midgies.
Port Smith is lagoon, beach, cliffs and creek fishing.
Midgies are prolific at Port Smith – take plenty of DEET with you.

You mentioned R&R - an army term - 80 mile have a number of Vets who get together at the BBQ on Fridays
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Reply By: Navara Navvy - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:45

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:45
Once again this forum has come through in spades. Forumites, thank you for the information. We will sit down with a bottle of red brain food and make some informed decisions!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 11:14

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 11:14
G'day Navvy,

have you considered Barn Hill Station? It's just up from Pt Smith and we found that pretty good last year.

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Follow Up By: Navara Navvy - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 23:16

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 23:16
thanks, that is now factored into the equation. Looking like a bit of a ticky tour along the coast is the way to go so we experience as much as we can.
Appreciate the inputs.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 06:43

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 06:43
If you have the time you might as well.

Barnhill have a big roast night on Sunday night with a local band playing.
You could have fish and chips at Port Smith Wednesday and roast at Barnhill Sunday.

Hoo roo,
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