Arthur Bay

Arthur Bay is one of Magnetic Island’s most secluded beaches – perfect for those looking for an extra quiet getaway.

Tucked away on the north-east corner of Magnetic Island, you’ll find Arthur Bay just a short trek from the impressive Forts Walk.
This stunning and serene bay is surrounded by granite boulders and hoop pines, and is revered by couples, families and all-round sun-lovers.

Swim, Paddle, Snorkel, or simply unwind on the beach.

A trip to Arthur Bay will find you in a mini paradise that feels almost untouched thanks to its sheltered nature.

Make sure you bring your snorkelling gear, because Arthur Bay features some of most beautiful coral close to shore. This is great for families – kids can get in on the action and check out the marine life that is almost at their fingertips.

If you visit during the rainy season, there is the bonus feature of natural pools, which are lovely to sit in as the waterfalls wash away any stress you may be holding onto.

There is a great balance of shady and sunny spots at Arthur Bay, and with only one house (The Beach House, available for holiday rental) and one 4×4 accessible road, you’ll find the lack of crowds very relaxing.

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Arthur Bay

How To Get To Arthur Bay

  • Walk – There is a walking track from the main road car park to the beach at Arthur Bay, which is approximately 800m (or around 10 minutes).
  • Drive – To drive from the main road to Arthur Bay itself, you’ll need a 4×4 vehicle, which is can be hired at Nelly Bay or Picnic Bay.
  • Bus – Take the Line 250 bus from the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 2 to Horseshoe Bay Rd at The Forts

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Plan Your Perfect Trip With Us

There is only one property at Arthur Bay, and it is the perfect holiday rental for couple, families or groups. The Beach House is highly sought after, not only for its location, but also for its features and the hospitality of its owners and managers.

Featuring four bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, three lounge areas, a gorgeous swimming pool, BBQ area, air conditioning, free internet, and plenty of parking, The Beach House has everything. You’ll even find it equipped for kayaking, snorkelling, standup paddle boarding and loads of fun games for all ages.

Visit Magnetic Island’s Accommodation page to secure your booking.

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Blissful Peace and Quiet

Take advantage of Arthur Bay’s seclusion, especially early in the morning or in the evening, when visitors have returned to their holiday base.


Wildlife and Marine Life at Your Doorstep

Arthur Bay provides the best of all worlds. Koalas, rock wallabies and birds live in the nearby national parkland, and can often be seen venturing towards the bay itself, while in the water an abundance of beautiful coral and fish is there to amaze.

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What Our Visitors Say


At the turn off to the bay is the fort walks we get ti see koals in the trees during the walk.


Nice spot for a walk, swim or snorkel.


Mega nice island worth a visit to explore the diverse nature and very chillaxing island

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