Cape Leveque - July 09
by Sandy Bell
Looking thru to Cape Leveque
What a gorgeous spot the Dampier Peninsula is - although the middle part of the Cape Leveque Rd was pretty average (very average in fact)!
Road to Cape Leveque
We arrived there just after the school holidays and the corrugations were actually worse than the Gibb River Road
!! We managed to have a bit of a look around a few of the communites and found this part of the world such a magical hidden treasure.
We camped at Middle Lagoon in the most magnificent bush camp away from the main grounds, which was wonderful. The beach here is gorgeous, the people friendly and the showers HOT!
Lombadina was definitely the highlight for me, what a stunning community with the most spectacular beach over the other side of the sand dunes (4wd needed). The locals were so absolutely friendly and helpful and so very keen to showcase their community.
Contemplating a swim at LombadinaKooljaman Resort
, although spectacular in scenery, should probably be reserved for a day trip from one of the other camp spots. The camp area looked cramped and just did not seem to have the same spirit as some of the other places.
Beagle Bay - gorgeous; Bardi - not much to see here, unforutnately this village isn't too impressive visually.
All in all, the Cape Leveque area
is defintely one to visit - and if you want to make the absolute most of the area, you would probably need at least a couple of weeks, which unfortunately we didn't have.
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