The Port of Broome is subject to massive tidal ranges, with the biggest movement of ten metres. Handling logistics for the Browse Basin offshore Gas field is it’s main use, followed by the live export cattle trade.
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The sandstone rocks surrounding the port area also show a few dinosaur footprints, and include many shallow pools of water when the tide is out. The long jetty has been a popular fishing spot ever since it was built in the 1960’s.