Dampier Peninsula – Banana Well & Cape Leveque

Western Beach – Cape Leveque

We set off from Broome, heading North with intentions of doing some free camping along the coast off Manari Rd, but alas all the camping spots were taken by other freeloaders, so we looked on the map and arrived at Banana Wells Getaway just after dark. We were only going to stay the one night and go on to Cape Leveque however the hosts were very good to us and took us fishing and crabbing the following day – which of course we couldn’t say no to!

So with a belly full of mud crabs we went on to Cape Leveque. We stayed 4 glorious nights here – fishing (Sam caught a Mangrove Jack for dinner baked whole), swimming (at the best beach in the world!!!), day trip to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & tour (informative & worthwhile) and walks along the gorgeous beaches, and the obligatory sundowner on the deck each night.

Just after Banana Well, we called into Beagle Bay (aboriginal community) which was one of the first missions established in the West Kimberley’s in the late 1800’s and infamous for the church built with a pearl shell altar.