Location - Sails on Horseshoe

Sails on Horseshoe


Perfectly located on the golden sands of Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island

Sails on Horseshoe, Magnetic Island is perfectly located for your next tropical holiday.

A short stroll across the road and your toes will be touching the golden sand of Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island’s largest bay. A huge assortment of watercraft is available for hire, or you can head off on a sailing, fishing or kayaking trip. 

Just a two minute walk from your apartment door, you will find an array of restaurants and cafes, a convenience store, pub and bottle shop. Enjoy a quiet drink in one of the bars, or relax for the afternoon and listen to some live music.

Families are well catered for, with playground facilities for the kids and sheltered picnic grounds.

Magnetic Island – picturesque natural beauty just 8kms from Townsville Magnetic Island is a 52sq km tropical paradise of sandy bays fringed by tropical reefs, towering pines and massive granite boulders. The most picturesque parts of the island can be explored via its 36kms of walking trails, that wind between stunning bays, golden sands, and beautiful mountain peaks.

Known for its abundant wildlife, keep a look out for koalas, possums and rock wallabies as you wind through the trails. Swim in the secluded sandy bays, and snorkel the fringing reef amongst tropical fish, turtles and the occasional dolphin.

Play a round of golf on the golf course, fish from the old jetty at Picnic Bay, or explore the wrecked City Of Adelaide in Cockle Bay. Explore the Marine National Park of Geoffrey Bay at low tide, and feed the rock wallabies at dusk from the old barge jetty.

Transport & Info

Passenger Ferry

The ferry is operated by Sealink running transfers to Magnetic Island 7 days a week. The passenger ferry makes up to 18 return trips daily and takes just 25 minutes each way. Click here for Sealink’s Magnetic Island timetable and further details.

Ferry Barge

The car ferry is operated by Magnetic Island Ferries 7 days a week with up to 8 return trips daily. It will transport you and your vehicle to the island in 40 minutes each way. Click here for Magnetic Island Ferries timetable and further details

Local Bus Service

The local bus service runs daily from all major bays and meets every ferry. For a few $, the bus will deliver you to Horseshoe Bay in 10 minutes. Resort is 150 metre walk. Visit www.sunbus.com.au for further details.


Checker Cabs operate the taxi service on Magnetic Island. Station wagon and maxi taxis available. Rank located at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, or call (07) 4426 2885 or 13 19 74


Discover Magnetic Island’s National and Marine Parks from the quiet of your sea kayak.

Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks

Make the most of your holiday time. Experience tropical Magnetic Island at its best in our unique, iconic and fun 4×4 stretched Jeep.

Magnetic Jeep Tours

Magnetic Island

Hop on board and discover Magnetic Island by the sea. Offering snorkeling, sightseeing and fishing, Island Time Cruises prides itself in showing you their island home.

Island Time Cruises

Circle the Island and see it all – up close and personal.

Boat Tours & Hire

Awesome family fun with 1, 2 or 3 seaters for 30 or 60 minutes in the biggest jet ski area on the east coast of Australia.

Jet Ski Hire & Tours

Make a splash and get wet with the Sting Rave, Tube Rides, Water Ski, Wakeboard or sail a Catamaran.

Horseshoe Bay Water Sport