There are a number of beautiful beach wedding locations in Broome so you’re spoilt for choice. The blue sky, red earth and the turquoise waters form perfect backdrops for a relaxed and beautiful ceremony!
This white stretch of sand ranks pretty high up there with best beach wedding location in Broome. With 22 kilometres of pristine beach edged by the stunning Indian Ocean, Broome’s Cable Beach attracts visitors from around Australia and the world and is definitely a popular place to get married. The majority of Cable Beach weddings occur just below the popular Sunset Bar, accessible via stairs and close to ample parking, which makes it easy for everyone on the day. Just a little further south, near the Broome Surf Club, is another option to have your ceremony. This location also boasts a nearby carpark and stairs for easy access. And of course in the close vicinity there are a number of great reception venues such as Cable Beach Club, Zanders and the Broome Life Saving Club.
A little quieter and accessible along the unsealed Kavite Road, is another Broome Beach wedding location called Reddell Beach. Stretching from the Broome Port to Gantheaume Point, it’s one of my favourite beaches around Broome and despite being only 10 minutes drive from the town centre it’s usually very quiet. There are three places that you can access the beach, each with their own small car park nearby. Note, that these car parks are quite small so perhaps consider hiring transport for your guests to and from this location. Check out my list of recommended suppliers if you’re looking for ideas. Access down to the beach can be a little tricky, especially for the oldies but it’s definitely worth it.
A lesser know but very beautiful beach is Simpson Beach. The colours here are incredible! Adjacent to Roebuck Bay and located next to the Broome Hovercraft Base it’s another great option to have your Broome Beach wedding. Access down to the sand is either via a ramp from the Thousand Stars Bar & Café or down a set of stairs from another car park located above the beach. The great thing about having your ceremony at this Broome beach wedding location is that your guests can stroll up to the bar after the I do’s and sip on cocktails while you head off for some photos.
While these Broome beach wedding locations are breathtakingly gorgeous, they also come with a few challenges. So, it’s important to keep some of the following ideas and tips in mind:
Organise your Broome beach wedding for around 3pm to allow enough time for photos after the ceremony. Keep in mind that during the dry season (May – Oct) the sun already sets around 5:45pm.
With one of the highest tides in the Southern Hemisphere around Broome, it is important to check out the tide times for your wedding day.
Have wooden benches and chairs for seating since they’re heavy enough to withstand the ocean breeze. If you choose rugs or floor mats ensure they are weighed down or pegged in.
Dress accordingly. Consider wearing a wedding gown that is made from natural (breathable) fabrics like lace, cotton or linen to keep you cool and comfortable on the day.
Have a refreshment table nearby to keep your guests hydrated. Avoid the hustle of having to organise a liquor license by choosing to provide delicious lemon water from glass dispensers.
Make things easy for yourself and hire furniture or decorative items from APlus, Broome Vintage Wedding Hire or Sunsets Hire or even better, engage a wedding planner to help you with the set up.
If you’re organising your own beach wedding, it is very important that you obtain a permit from the Shire of Broome.