The Marlin Bar is open from 11.00am to 10pm serving meals and also has a great bottle shop.The Marlin Bar is open from 11.00am to 10pm serving meals and also has a great bottle shop.
Noodies on the Beach is a Mexican restaurant serving traditional food. It is fully licensed and serves great margaritas. It is closed on Thursdays.
The Bounty on the Bay Enjoy great fish and chips on the beach. Open 11am till 7pm daily.
Wicked McNasty’s is the place to grab a cup of really nice coffee and they also do breakfast and lunch.
Barefoot Art, Food & Wine Bar is set in relaxed surroundings and open for Lunch and Dinner Wednesday to Monday 11.30 am till late. Try and book on the balcony for superb views.
For those visiting between November and May the protected swimming enclosure is directly across the road ensuring safe swimming all year round.
The Sandbar Horseshoe bay beach
The Sand Bar Horseshoe Bay Streetscape
Beach ActivitiesBeach activities include a unique round the island Jet Ski guided tour with Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours. The tour goes every day and takes 3 hours. They also provide a 1 hour tour which travels around the northern bays of the island. Bookings are essential.Their telephone number is (07) 47 785 533.
Jet skis can be hired from Arne on the beachfront at Horseshoe Bay. Call him on (07) 47 581 100. Water skiing, tube rides, parasailing, and water tricicles are available from the Horseshoe Bay Water Sports. Their telephone number is (07) 47 581 336.
Ocean kayak tours go every day for a tour around the island with a qualified instructor. Their telephone number is (07) 47 785 424.
Barnacle Bill runs fishing tours and has been operating for well over 20 years. He is an expert fisherman and has amazing success rate on his trips. His telephone number is (07) 4758 1837.
Island cruising also run fishing trips and general charter boat cruising trips. Their number is (07) 47 785 952.
The Sand Bar Water Sports in Horseshoe Bay
Off the BeachBluey’s Horse Ranch provides guided bush and beach horse riding in fun groups at Horseshoe Bay. This gives you a uniques chance to ride a horse in the waters of the Horseshoe Bay beach. Their telephone number is 47 785 109
The walk to the Forts commencing at the Radical Bay turnoff provides a look at a unique part of Australia’s World War II defences and the important role played by the Townsville area in that crucial time. The observant will be rewarded with sighting the island’s famous koalas in the wild.
A Little FurtherBalding Bay is just over a slight ridge on a clearly marked track commencing at the eastern end of the Horseshoe Bay Beach. It is a beautiful unspoiled beach, which is a favorite of sunlovers.Radical Bay is the best bay on the island and can be reached by walking in from the main road or over the ridge from Horseshoe Bay. Please remember to carry plenty of water when walking on the island.
The Sand Bar Horse back riding on Horseshoe Bay
Magnetic IslandMagnetic Island is situated in beautiful Cleveland Bay just 8 km off the coast of Townsville in far North Queensland. Qantas , Jetstar and Virgin Blue provide regular daily services from all over Australia. Queensland Rail operates seven services a week from Brisbane, three of them the new high speed “Tilt train” and four Sunlander services. In the peak season two “Queenslander Class” services, like a luxury cruise ship on wheels, operate to Townsville. Then it’s just a short ferry ride to the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal.
The fast cat Sunferries passenger ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island makes up to 14 return trips daily. There is a also the Riverside Car and Passenger Ferry that makes up to 6 trips daily. Once on the island there is a public bus service that will bring you right to our door or you can use one of the island’s four taxis. Hire cars, mini mokes and motor scooters can all be hired on the island. You can arrange to pick them up at the Ferry Terminal if you arrive during normal office hours.