Florence Bay

Framed by she-oaks, Florence Bay boasts an impressive coral population that draws crowds of both residents and visitors alike.

You will find Florence Bay just above Arthur Bay on the map, located on the north-eastern coast of Magnetic Island.

Soak up some sun on the sandy shore of this tranquil bay; or watch adventure-seekers out in the water while you rest in the shade of the coastal casuarina trees.


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A Water-Lover’s Sanctuary.


 With a large inlet area, this lovely bay’s coral reef is tucked inshore, making it a popular diving and swimming spot, as well as a safe place for boats and yachts to find anchorage.

Florence Bay’s status as a Marine Park also ensures that the bay remains intact so that its inhabitants can thrive, continuing to delight and inspire future generations.


Florence Bay

How To Get To Florence Bay

Walk – There are a few options for walking. You can take the Arthur Bay track from the main road, or hike from Horseshoe Bay, passing through Balding Bay and Radical Bay on the way.

Drive – from Horseshoe Bay Road, take the access road. From there, Florence Bay beach is a short walk.

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

If you’re looking for accommodation near Florence Bay, the nearest available properties are at Horseshoe Bay or Arcadia.

Bungalow Bay Koala Village at Horseshoe Bay and The Guest House at Arthur Bay are the two closest accommodation spots.

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

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Amaroo On Mandalay

Located on over 10 acres of beautiful lush tropical garden setting offering resort style accommodation and facilities. Also perfect  for corporate functions and weddings  – Amaroo On Mandalay is 2,550 feet from Magnetic Island National Park.

Bungalow Bay Koala Village

Bungalow Bay Koala Village offers the only camping on Magnetic Island.

Easily Accessible with a bus stop at the front this resort is a must stop location.

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Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Grab your snorkelling gear or take the plunge and do some scuba diving – there is a large coral population ready to be uncovered at Florence Bay.


Surf’s Up

When the wind picks up in Florence Bay, there wave riders arrive to take full advantage of the conditions.



There is no fishing at Florence Bay, due to it being classified as a Marine National Park Green Zone.

What Our Visitors Say


Lovely secluded beach can be accessed by foot or high clearance 4×4 as there are washouts along the road. Great to just have a swim, go snorkelling or just soak up the NQ Sun.



Visited this lovely beach. It is a small cove nestled between Arthur Bay and Radical Bay. Look out for the old scout hut peeking between the leaves. The building is no longer accessible due to asbestos containing materials. The loos are clean and tidy. Getting there is possible with an adapted Aussie 4×4, otherwise walk down the hill and continue on past Arthur Bay. Swim In the warm sea, alternatively bring your snorkel and flippers and head out to look at the coral reefs.

Marguerite D


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

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