01.04.2012 - 05.03.2012 37 °C
Eighty Mile Beach is a very pleasant caravan park, 9km off the Great Northern Highway between Port Hedland and Broome, on the beach and in the middle of nowhere. The beach is really eighty miles long and is great for beach driving and shell collecting. I have never seen so many shells on a beach in my life. The place is peaceful and tranquil and we could have stayed much longer but in the end stayed three days and twice took the opportunity to drive on the beach for many kilometers. It is easy to find a remote spot on the beach, just park anywhere. It is the longest and broadest beach I have ever seen and I just loved it.
Eighty Mile Beach was devastated by a cyclone in December 2008 and the trees in the caravan park still show signs of a heavy battering.
There is no mobile phone or broadband coverage on Eighty Mile Beach so we could not be distracted by the internet but could also only post the blog until after our arrival in Broome. We will be spending Easter weekend in Broome.