The best beaches on the Cape

by Rick
(Perth, W.A.)

Back Beach at Middle Lagoon

Back Beach at Middle Lagoon

On a whim we explored the Dampier Peninsula heading up the Cape Leveque Road. When we stopped at Beagle Bay for lunch one of the locals recommended we check out Middle Lagoon. So we headed the extra 50 or so kms up and were simply blown away.

We rearranged the rest of our travel plans and spent the last few days in cabin 5 at Natures Hideaway right on the lagoon. We were literally the only people there and had both the main lagoon and the equally beautiful Back Beach all to ourselves.

We caught fish on a hand line by wading into waist deep water. As someone once said "do yourself a favour" and if you are ever on the road to the Cape drop into Middle Lagoon, you won't regret it!

Oh, and while you're out that way drop into Mungets and check the spectacular view there. Both these place are on Aboriginal land so respect their wishes and ask permission before entering.

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by: Birgit

What he said :-).

Thanks for your submission Rick. Couldn't agree more!

by: Robin Humphries

Stayed 10 days caught fish,saw whales couldn't stop taking pictures of sunsets,swam in crystal clear water, beautiful shells. We certainly will go back.Downside the wind and flying red dirt can be a bit testing.Starts at midnight and stops at mid-day the following day. Don't let it put you off but be aware it was there for most of our stay.

Wind? What wind?
by: Rick

Interesting - we've stayed there twice now, once in November and once in July and neither time had any wind. The November stay was best, hotter, no insects and no one else there at all! A nice, gentle breeze off the ocean kept the temp around 30ish day and night.
Another bonus in November was the mass of hermit crabs that marched up the cliff every evening to clean up any food scraps they could find. The kids recruited some to race, we arrived there on Melbourne Cup day and it seemed since we couldn't hear the race this was the next best thing.
And oh yes - the best sunsets anywhere on earth...

Accomodation at Middle Lagoon
by: Valerie

Hi Rick,
thanks for your comments. We are off to the Kimberleys in July and we're planning to stay in Cape Leveque but haven't booked anything. We are camping and self contained. Do you think I need to book anything to camp at Middle Lagoon, is it in high demand like Kooljaman?
Thanks again, Valerie (Singapore)

Accommodatio at Middle Lagoon
by: Rick

Hi Valerie,
If you're self contained camping you shouldn't have problem. They have plenty of campsites and I would be very surprised if you couldn't get in. Be aware though almost all the campsites are on dirt, that's the fantastic Kimberly Pindan red dirt of course which will stain everything you own!

Middle lagoon
by: Valerie

Hi Rick
Thank you for your advice, believe it or not, we are looking forward to the DRY weather and dust of north Western Australia, a nice change from our usual hyper humid climate all year round.

Drop into Whale Song - it's incredible
by: Bin

Yes it is all pretty magical... The camping at Whale Song (Munget), near Middle Lagoon, is also incredible - much smaller (6 camp spots on the cliff) and quieter than Middle Lagoon with a wonderful cafe and fresh produce to buy from Jacinta's organic vegetable garden... And the beach and view of the bay is fabulous...

by: Mike Normington

Middle Lagoon, what a fantastic place. Turtles, whales, fishing, scenery... Too much to mention. We used our camper trailer (powered site). My wife asked the owners, "How much camping area do we have?" The answer, he looked at our children and says, "The whole lot." The people here are so friendly and helpful. Small store is good to have. Just remember to stock up in Broome. We really loved the drive in from the main road. We did not have to engage 4wd at all. There is a back way to Beagle Bay as well. Save time, have a look at the church and stock up on supplies. It was sad to leave Middle Lagoon, but we found more stunning places as we kept travelling.

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