For endless stretches of white sand lapping onto turquoise water and excellent fishing and birdwatching, head to aptly named Eighty Mile Beach halfway between Broome and Port Hedland. Here you can see magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean and enjoy the glorious solitude of sharing your slice of beach with no one.

Eighty Mile Beach is one of 12 Ramsar Nature Reserve wetland sites in Western Australia. Famous for fishing, it’s also an important feeding ground for migratory birds, making it an ideal place for birdwatching. Each year an astonishing half a million migratory shorebirds descend on Eighty Mile Beach, flying in from their feeding and breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle. Pristine Eighty Mile Beach is a rich food source for around 20 species of waders.

Eighty Mile Beach has a caravan park offering camping, caravan and cabin accommodation.

You can reach Eighty Mile Beach by driving about 2.5 hours north of Port Hedland, or 3.5 hours south of Broome.