Camping and boat launching Cape Leveque WA

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Hi All, off to the Dampier Peninsula mid year with my 5.25m tinnie. Wanting to know where I can camp and launch my boat, as close to the end of the peninsula as possible. I can camp and launch at the kooljaman Resort, but anyone know of elsewhere? Thanks.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:13

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:13
Camping at Cape Leveque is highly controlled. Kooljaman is the only place. Book ahead if you intend to go there.
Camping is available in other places on the Dampier Peninsula though, including One Arm Point.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome.
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Reply By: The Boss - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:38

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:38
Can camp at Gumbanun campsite which is only 5 k from One Arm Point. Pretty sure you can even launch a boat there but not absolutley sure. Could always camp there and launch at One Arm Point.
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Reply By: jezza68 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 09:48

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 09:48
If you are going up the peninsular during the dry. Concentrate on the Western side. As the prevailing Easterly is very strong on the east side. I would suggest Kooljamon, Lombadina, Chilli Ck and Middle Lagoon.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 15:14

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 15:14
We only went up as far as Middle Lagoon (but not boating it on that trip). A very boat friendly place it would seem - saw quite a few boaties camped there...very roomy sites and beach access for sand launching seemed perfect.
Fly to these coords on G Earth and you can see the brown sandy stain of the vehicle acess track running onto the long, firm, protected beach.
16°46'29.87"S
122°34'33.27"E
Huge tides, and I'll bet the fishing is great (if not better :-O).
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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma.(Sally) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 16:08

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 16:08
Hi 80 seriescruiser,
We agree with jezza68. If towing on the road up to these places do take extreme care. We went there yrs ago and saw an accident. Thankfully no one injured badly but lots of $ to get help. Back then it was advised not to tow on that road but drive to conditions. They may be better now.
These places are all beautiful , haven't been to Chilly Beach though but there were a few places on the East which were closed communities and we heard that one community got very upset when some one accidentally wound up there.
Take care, Safe travels.
Bye, Ma (Sally)
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Reply By: Tars - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 14:45

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 14:45
We stayed at Middle Lagoon and launched our 12 foot tinny from there. Another guy there had a larger boat and launched off the beach. Great spot.
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Reply By: Member - Dave and Shaz - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:33

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:33
We stayed at Quandong Point, off the Cape Leveque Road, in August last year and have voted it our No 1 favourite spot in our travels so far.Free camping on a sandy hill overlooking the blue waters. Swimming, fishing and a lovely camp fire every night. Only 27kms to Broome for supplies if needed. We put our 3.1m tinnie in and caught some great fish, and just left it on the beach for the next time we needed it. Made some great friends there too. Was told the coastline is the same all the way up, so save a bit of fuel and wear and tear and try this awesome spot.

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