Cable Beach Broome Access - max tide

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi does anyone know what the maximum tide is for access onto the northern section of Cable Beach in Broome is? That is without taking the Cruiser for a swim. Trying to plan a holiday and want to maximise the timing for access to and from the beach. I know it is mid to low tide, but was wondering if anybody knew the tide hight in meters, ie 4.5m etc.

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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00
G'day, Tide height in Broome can be up to 11 metres. If Cable Beach is still accessible(haven't been there for a while), then you can access it at low tide and drive all the way up to Willie Creek(no relation of mine). Best to stay close to the dunes and find a hard track to follow along. Cheers, Willie
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Reply By: Garry - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Willie. I've already been to broome several times and driven on Cable beach. Just can't remember the maximum tide the you can still drive past the rocks on to access the northern section. I have a feeling once it gets past 4.5m or so the water is too high.
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Reply By: Allyn - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00
Plan around the neaps and you won't have any fear of being blocked in
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Reply By: Garry - Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00
Contacted Broome Ranger. Apparently if you work on 6.8m as being the maximum passable tide you will be ok. That means anything below 6.8 and you should be able to get around the rocks to access north cable beach.
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Follow Up By: Allyn - Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00
That is surprising as I would have thought 6.8 metres to be way too high to get through the rocks without getting your fourby wet. You learn something every day in this forum. Thanks for the info
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Reply By: Garry - Friday, Aug 16, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 16, 2002 at 00:00
I think it really depends on the sand movement at the time. Sometimes the track through the rocks is quite close to the dunes, other times it is around 50m out and winds back.

Hopefully the ranger wasn't just giving me a red herring!
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