Alma Bay Top Activities & Attractions

Picturesque Alma Bay has been named one of Queensland’s top beaches. You can find it in Acadia on the east coast of magnificent Magnetic Island.

With almost year-round sunshine and calm inviting waves in temperatures ranging from 19 to 28 degrees Celsius, it’s a rare treat that you can visit any time of the year. November to April is the wet season and can be a little warmer, so plan your perfect trip accordingly.

Alma Bay is one of the smaller bays on the island but that just means a more intimate environment and a shorter trip to attractions and facilities. With playgrounds and good accessibility, Alma Bay is a great place for everyone.

With cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, stunning beaches, and all the island time to chill, Picnic Bay has something for everyone

Staying by Alma Bay

Be it a night, a week, or more, accommodations are aplenty. With everything from hotel resorts to Airbnb houses, you’re bound to find your perfect retreat no matter your budget.

If you’re looking for dinner and a show, you can’t go past Stagedoor Theatre Restaurant in Acadia 200m from the bay. 

Or head down to Acadia Village Hotel for vegetarian and gluten-free options for lunch, dinner, brunch, after-hours, and drinks.



Acadia Lookout is a 12-minute hike from the bay offering stunning views across Alma Bay as well as some of the other beauties of the island.

If you’d prefer to stick close by the Bay, try Alder’s Point Lookout is a little more hidden, but the views are so worth the effort.


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Get in the water

Alma Bay is a setting for magnificent reefs and snorkeling is a highly recommended undertaking while you’re there. Fish populations are diverse and spectacular.

Take a dip in the calm waters or grab your scuba gear and explore the reef. Alma Bay is part of the Marine National Park so keep in mind the area is protected, so no fishing or collecting.

Step back in time

Magnetic Island is the remnant of a time of intense volcanic activity. The magma below the surface that fed eruptions hardened and weathering uncovered the beautiful domes and granite boulders we see today.

Alma Bay is a fantastic place to see this up close. Walk over the large rocky outcroppings on either side of the Bay and know you’re walking on rock that formed 250 million years ago. Pretty cool.

War memorial tribute

The Alma Bay Memorial honours those who sacrificed their lives in the various conflicts Australia has been involved in over the years.

The stone structure was erected by the Magnetic Island RSL, Council, and community, and serves as a fitting tribute.

Time to book!

Alma Bay is one of the few places that offers something for everyone all year round.

With perfect weather and calm oceans, it’s hard to beat. Any time of the year, you can snorkel the vibrant reefs, explore ancient geological formations, awe at the phenomenal views, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

So get booking!

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Author: WMAadmin