Stretching north from Broome, the red pindan of the Dampier Peninsula ends abruptly above deserted beaches, secluded mangrove bays and cliffs burnished crimson by the setting sun. This remote and stunning country is home to thriving Indigenous settlements of the Ngumbarl, Jabirr Jabirr, Nyul Nyul, Nimanburu, Bardi Jawi and Goolarabooloo peoples. Access is by 4WD, along the largely unsealed 215km-long Cape Leveque Rd.
The Manari Road turn-off, home to Broome's northern beaches and bush camp sites, is reached after 15km.
If you wish to visit Aboriginal communities, you must always book ahead (ideally directly with your community hosts, though the Broome Visitor Centre may help); check if permits and/or payments are required. Look for the informative booklet Ardi–Dampier Peninsula Travellers Guide ($5). You need to be self-sufficient, though limited supplies are available.