How far is Eco Beach from Broome?
Eco Beach is a 1.5 hour drive south of Broome - 120km along the Great Northern Highway and then 10km along a well maintained pindan (red dirt) road; a 22 minute flight by light aircraft; or a 15 minute helicopter journey. Find out more about getting to Eco Beach.
Is the resort right on the beach?
Eco Beach is nestled in behind the primary sand dune, a stone's throw from the Indian Ocean. You can choose from ocean front Eco Villas and Eco Tents, villas and tents that have partial ocean views or you can opt for a Kimberley coastal bushland experience. Whichever accommodation location you choose, the beach is only a stroll away and you can fall asleep to the sighing sound of the waves every night.
How many guests can stay in the villas and tents?
Our Eco Villas sleep up to four guests, however we do have 2 two-bedroom villas which can sleep up to 6 guests.
Our Eco Tents sleep up to three guests with a king size bed and roll-out bed. However we do have a limited number of tents which sleep four guests. These tents feature a king size bed and a set of bunks.
Is there air-conditioning?
Do you provide linen and towels?
How often are the villas serviced?
We offer a mid-stay service, but we also promote environmentally friendly travel. So, you can take part in our 'Starfish Swap for Service' incentive and help reduce environmental impact! Instead of opting for room service, you can hand in your starfish to reception by 10:00am and receive a free coffee or 1 free hour of internet time.
Are the villas and tents self-contained?
Eco Beach now offers guests the choice of self-catering and/or dining at our signature bar and restaurant - "Jack's".
Our Eco Villas are self-contained with tableware and the essentials for cooking up a holiday storm: microwave, toaster, kettle, bar fridge and a shared barbeque. You can share a meal with other guests at tables provided at the central outdoor barbeque meeting area, set amongst the coastal vegetation, or dine alone in the comfort of your air-conditioned villa.
If you're staying in an Eco Tent, you can also cook your own meals in a shared self-catering tent, which contains a microwave, single hotplate, kettle, fridge space and barbeque. Picnic sets with all the essential tableware are also available for Eco Tent guests (for a small deposit). Dine in the shared outdoor dining area, set amongst the coastal bush, or on your private tent deck. There is also an esky in each tent with ice available for purchase.
Do you have safes in the villas and tents?
No. Eco Beach is a very safe place. The villas are lockable, but the tents are not. However, you can leave any valuables with our guest relations team if required.
I read that Eco Beach is solar-powered. Can I use my hair dryer?
Our accommodation is mainly powered by the Kimberley sun. If you're staying in a villa this means you can dry your hair, but you can't microwave your dinner at the same time! You can only plug in one electrical appliance at a time.
The tents are limited to 2 amps of power, this power level can support a mobile or camera charger however a hair dryer cannot be operated. However, if you're staying in a tent we have a private designated area for you to use your hair dryer.
Both tents and villas have a 240kw output.
Can I launch my boat from the beach at Eco Beach?
We will launch your boat using one of our vehicles at a fee of $25. Maximum size of a boat is 4.7 metres.
Can I drive my boat to Eco Beach and use a mooring?
Contact Eco Beach reception at least 24 hours before your arrival to notify reception you are considering bringing your boat. We will allocate a mooring to you subject to availability.
When you arrive at Eco Beach, you are responsible to off-load your passengers at the beach. Once you have done this, take your boat to a mooring with a kayak attached to it.
This kayak is there for your use to transfer to and from your boat.
Are children welcome?
Yes! Our villas and tents are very child friendly. Eco Beach offers families the rare chance to escape conventional accommodation inclusions such as TV and focus on reconnecting with each other. Mother Nature is the focus and Eco Beach has a host of fun outdoor family activities available such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, whale watching, bird watching, beach fossicking, creek exploring, star-gazing.....
Do you have a children's playground? What activities can kids do?
Mother Nature's natural adventure playground reigns supreme at Eco Beach. Apart from the Indian Ocean, there are rock pools, caves and a creek to explore, birds and marine life to watch, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, star-gazing, beach fossicking, whale watching (June-September), bush walking, turtle monitoring (October-December)....
So whilst we do not offer a conventional children's playground, we offer a natural wonderland that will awaken your children's senses. They'll be more than happy to sacrifice "screen time"!
Do you serve kids' meals?
Yes - we know how important it is to keep the younger crew happy at meal times. We have the usual nuggets and chips, fish and chips, and pasta meals, along with with a few more slightly grown up meal versions for the fussy pre-teens! View our kid's menu.
Do you have a swimming pool?
Yes, we have an infinity pool which overlooks the Indian Ocean, equipped with individual shade umbrellas and deck chairs. Our pool is located alongside "Jack's" bar and restaurant. Children are more than welcome to swim in the pool, keeping in mind the presence of guests who wish to relax around the pool.
Can day trippers use the swimming pool and beach towels?
No. Pool facilities are only available for the in-house guests.
Is it safe to swim?
Eco Beach is a safe place to swim; we are no different to any other north west coastal location. Eco Beach experiences tidal rips, large tidal movement, shore breaks and sandbanks. Our waters contain a rich array of marine life, including humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, sharks, turtles and the odd transient crocodile during the wet season. The same cautionary measures apply to swimming at Eco Beach as they do at any beach in Australia.
Are there marine stingers in the water?
Marine stingers are not present between May and October. Marine stingers may be present during the wet season from November to April.
Do you hire beach equipment?
Yes, we have snorkelling gear, fishing rods, kayaks and stand-up-paddle-boards for hire. We have also provided large shade structures on the beach to provide shelter from the Kimberley sun.
Do you have a restaurant?
Yes, we have a signature restaurant and bar - "Jack's" - named after Jack Edgar, one of the traditional Yawuru owners. Jack's overlooks the Indian Ocean with Kimberley-style outdoor dining.
At Eco Beach we view food and holidays as synergistic. Combining healthy food with 'time out' with Mother Nature is the perfect way to nourish body and spirit. Food at Jack's is a celebration of natural pure flavours and their transformation into culinary delights.
Our renowned organic gardens supply 70% of the resort kitchen's fresh produce needs enabling our chef to create fresh, delicious meals using the finest seasonal organic ingredients nature has to offer. We source our grains and meats from the best growers in Western Australia and our fish is plucked straight out of the Indian Ocean.
We cater for a range of culinary tastes such as vegetarians and kids, plus we will do all possible to meet any special requests or dietary requirements.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, but we have a full bar with an impressive wine and beer list. Take-away drinks are available for you to purchase at take-away prices so you can enjoy a drink in peace in your villa or tent. Check out our drinks menu to see what is available.
Is there a convenience store/shop at Eco Beach?
Yes, our little shop under Jack's has toiletry and first aid essentials, mosquito repellent, sun cream, insect bite relief cream, ice-creams and other basic items. It also sells Eco Beach clothing, hats, nature books......
Jack's Bar also stocks chips, nuts and chocolate bars and serves mouth-watering healthy sweet and savoury snacks all day long.
Can I see whales all year at Eco Beach?
No, the Kimberley whale watching season is between June and September. We offer whale watching trips with our resident naturalist guides and whale researchers.
Can I see turtles all year at Eco Beach?
No, the Flatback turtle nesting season is October - December. Guests can accompany Conservation Volunteers Australia marine researchers on sensitively conducted turtle patrols during this time.
Can I keep the fish I catch and eat it for dinner?
Eco Beach promotes "fishing for the future". After you catch enough for your dinner (one Kimberley fish should be ample), we ask you to please practice environmentally responsible "catch and release" fishing. This includes using suitable tackle for the species that you are targeting and minimising the time spent to land the fish. You can cook up your catch using the share barbecue facilities.
Can I see the 'Staircase to the Moon' from Eco Beach?
No, but we have our own natural full moon phenomenon - the spectacular full moon rising up over the bush plains of Yardogarra country. At Eco Beach, the horizon extends as far as the eye can see - a full 360º. From the resort's elevated heli-pad, you are perfectly placed to witness the rising full moon, an experience that will leave you breathless and convinced of the moon's spiritual power. And you will revel in the stunning clarity of the northern stars and milky way.
Can I bring my dog or pet to Eco Beach?
No domestic pets are allowed onsite as we are a wilderness resort and run a kangaroo rehabilitation program. A vision impaired or blind guest is welcome to have their guide dog accompany them to Eco Beach. Guide Dogs are permitted by law to accompany their users in all public places.
Do mobile phones work at Eco Beach?
3G network mobile phones do work at Eco Beach. However, your location in the resort (e.g. down in the valley), inclement weather (very unlikely) and certain tides may limit reception.
Is there internet access?
Yes - via wireless internet on your private device. Otherwise you can purchase internet time from reception.
How does the power work?
The power system for the resort is an integrated hybrid system. It is 50% solar powered and stores energy in batteries to enable the generators to be turned off at night.
Where do you get your water?
Three water tanks are located on site. The resort's water supply, including drinking and shower water, is obtained from the site's bore. The water is filtered and treated. Bottled water can be purchased from the retail shop.
Just how "green" is Eco Beach?
At Eco Beach we take environmental sustainability seriously and we are the proud winners of many environmental awards. Find out more about our eco credentials.