Settled in 1847‚ and once one of the most important ports in the state‚ Robe is now a holiday destination and the home port of a commercial cray fishing fleet. This historic town lies on Guichen Bay‚ named by Nicholas Baudin on his voyage of discovery in 1802.
Robe is the ideal spot for fishing and swimming holidays. Safe bay beaches edge the town and just two kilometres north‚ Long Beach stretches for nine kilometres. Unusually‚ you can drive your car onto the beautiful white sand of this beach and choose a secluded spot for swimming and surfing. In winter this is not recommended as bogging is a possibility. Obelisk Road heads out to Cape Dombey where a cliff top walking track leads to the ruins of an old gaol and an obelisk that was and still is a navigational beacon for mariners.