Natural Attractions

A holiday on Magnetic Island is likely to start on Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island’s main residential bay. Nelly Bay is the first point of access for the passenger and car ferries and is an easy location to access bus transfers, taxis, hire vehicles or jump on board a guided tour.

Most of the Magnetic Island’s shopping and amenities are located in Nelly Bay, and it’s also a great place to go for that early morning run or a leisurely walk. It is a fantastic spot to go swimming or snorkelling on the fringing coral reef. Towards the northern end of the beach, you will find a children’s playground and a coin-operated barbecue area and, further along, sheltered picnic tables and toilets.

Facilities

Barbeque Beaches & Surf Boating Facilities Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Family Friendly Fishing Food and Refreshments International Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Sailing Shop Snorkelling Swimming

Rates

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