Riddell Beach is one of Perth’s more beautiful beaches, characterized by soaring cliffs and rocky outcrops. It was named for an unfortunate captain who was murdered when his crew mutinied near the beach. Today, the beach is much more peaceful than its namesake. A long stretch of golden sand, Riddell Beach is a great place to get away from the town without having to actually travel too far.
The area is dotted with rusty orange rocks that contrast with the perfectly turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Riddell Beach is an unpatrolled beach, but its relatively calm waters do make for great swimming provided swimmers have safety in mind. The beach itself is up to 300 meters wide at low tide, and covered in sandstone rocks.
Riddell Beach is incredibly popular with photographers and walkers. It’s also great for searching the rock pools that form when the tide goes out. Riddell Beach is a more interesting, and much less crowded version of Cable Beach.
Riddell Beach is a 15-minute drive south of the Broome town center. Facing southwest, the beach is perfect for catching the sun set over the water. The beach is unpatrolled, and swimmers do so at their own risk. There are no facilities at the beach, and no formal access between the road and the beach.