Room for all at lengthy WA beach
In 1.04 seconds, a Google search returned 1,460,000 results to my question “how long is Cable Beach?”
The top result was “with 22km of pristine white sand edged by the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, Broome’s Cable Beach attracts visitors from around Australia and the world.”
I think Google got the stunning bit and the length right, but I’m not so sure about the attracting visitors from around Australia and the world.
Recent data confirms that visitor nights to Broome and the Kimberley have been down on previous years and well down on a decade ago as we struggle to compete with international and domestic destinations.
So, it was great news to discover that our councillors unanimously approved Ultimate Watersports to operate from Cable Beach despite the protestations of many of the usual suspects that are against any activity on our beach.
Water sports are a key and common activity on almost any tourist beach anywhere in the world and give beachgoers something else to experience.
Broome needs every advantage to grow our tourism industry and water sports is just one of many new attractions required.
Surely, with 22km of beach, there’s room for this activity, which will be great for locals and tourists.