Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a stunning area of Magnetic Island, known for its ideal location for water sports and other attractions.

On the stunning northern side of Magnetic Island, Horseshoe Bay is a popular spot for water sports, swimming and family activities.


Once you arrive on Magnetic Island, Horseshoe Bay can be found on the north-east side of the island, and can be reached by bus or taxi from the ferry terminal. You may choose to bring your car across on the car ferry for easy access around the island. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can attempt the 7.1km walk from Nelly Bay to Horseshoe Bay – which should take approximately an hour and a half. Horseshoe Bay is well equipped with useful amenities such as car parking, public toilets and ATMs.

Horseshoe Bay

How To Get To Horseshoe Bay

  • Bus – The line 250 bus from the Ferry Terminal Stop 2 to Pacific Drive at Horseshoe Bay
  • Drive – Hire a car from one of Magnetic Island’s Hire Car companies and drive
  • Take the scenic route and take the walk from Nelly Bay



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Magnetic Island Jetski Hire is located in picturesque Horseshoe Bay, a bay protected by the stunning granite boulder headlands.

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Dive Site

It is a fantastic spot to go swimming or snorkelling on the fringing coral reef.


Horseshoe Bay is known for it fantastic water sporting activities including jet-skiing, kayaking and more.

There are places on the bay to hire water sporting equipment.


Family Activities

Nearby playgrounds make a great day out for the family. Bring a picnic and relax while enjoying the gorgeous views of the bay.


Dining Out

Restaurants and Cafe’s are available on Horseshoe Bay for all your food and drink needs while visiting.


Are there BBQ facilities at Horseshoe Bay?
Yes, you can choose to make use of the BBQ facilities available and cook your own meal to enjoy while the sun is setting.
Is there a public toilet here ?

By the beach front

Are there Stinger Nets at Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, Horseshoe Bay is protected by Stinger Nets during the stinger season.

What Our Visitors Say


One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited in my life. I truly discovered the meaning of happiness, beauty and waking up every day with a smile in this little island.

Ale Allievi


Beautiful part of the world to go visit. Walk around the island, take your time. It’s well worth it.


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

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