The tranquil fishing hamlet of Point Samson puts you within easy striking distance of top beach casting and deep water fishing spots, including the 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago. Famed for being one of the most biodiverse marine environments known in Australia, this group of pristine islands is a snorkeller’s paradise too.
Sitting on its own peninsula, 20 minutes north of Roebourne, 50 minutes east of Karratha and two and a half hours west of Port Hedland by road, Point Samson is easily reached within a few hours from Perth on a direct flight to Karratha. However, travelling by road is a far more enriching experience when you follow the Warlu Way – a 2,480 kilometre interpretive trail that reveals the mysteries of Indigenous legends and the iconic landscapes of Western Australia’s Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
Here, you’ll find yourself at the eastern gateway to the marine-life-rich islands and reefs of the Dampier Archipelago – an area of such incredible biodiversity, it’s regularly compared to the Great Barrier Reef. Join a guided tour and pull on a snorkel, mask and fins to see this underwater wonderland for yourself. You may also spot whales on their migration south between July and October.
On Point Samson Peninsula, you’ll see nature has blessed the area with an equally fine string of beaches for swimming, snorkelling and fishing, including John’s Creek and Honeymoon Cove – that’s just as romantic as its name suggests.
Keen deep-water anglers will also find a few opportunities to cast a line from the rock groins and boat launching ramp at the marina, which also provides shelter for Point Samson’s large fishing fleet. A feast on their catch of the day is a must – Point Samson’s reputation for fine seafood restaurants and fish and chips stretches far and wide and can be enjoyed with a glass of something cool beside the Indian Ocean.
With plenty to lure you into lingering a while, Point Samson offers a good range of accommodation, including caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, self-contained holiday homes, chalets and a four-star resort.