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Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide : Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2010
7 RADICAL BAY Beaches and Bays Magnetic Island features spectacular natural landscapes and seascapes including boulder-strewn headlands, hoop pines, high quality sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs. A continental island composed mostly of granite, it was once part of the mainland before the sea level rose about 7500 years ago. Where the rocky headlands meet the sea, many secluded beaches have formed. Some so private, they can only be reached on foot or by boat. These hidden treasures include: the charming Rocky Bay, a very private oasis resting between rugged headlands; Radical Bay, the Island's pride and a yachties paradise; sparkling Balding Bay, a holiday maker's haven; Arthur and Florence Bay, abounding in colourful reef life; and the striking, remote Five Beach Bay perfect for the boating and snorkelling enthusiast. Not to be forgotten is the outstanding West Point; this hidden gem is accessible via dirt road and is a popular spot for fishing and sipping wine while taking in a superb sunset over the water. Disappear for the day in a hidden paradise and be enchanted by the gentle beauty of Mother Nature's miracles. Take pleasure in the soothing song of the ocean as you laze on the warm golden sand and cool off in the clear blue water. Better yet escape, relax and discover on the deck of a yacht with one of the quality charters available from the Island. For a more social experience, Magnetic Island's four residential bays each feature stunning beaches that are all easily accessible and suitable for the whole family. Picnic Bay Beach is the quieter option, with its rustic charm and a jetty perfect for the keen fisherman. Nelly Bay Beach is ideal for a casual afternoon stroll and provides a glorious backdrop for Magnetic Harbour and the fabulous new marina facility. Arcadia's beach, Alma Bay is a favourite family swimming spot and perfect for a day out with its lush green parkland, picnic tables and playground. Horseshoe Bay is famous for its array of activities and must-see sunsets. Each of the main beaches is in close proximity to a great range of restaurants and hotels to ensure refreshments are never too far away. Alternatively, pack a picnic or sizzle some sausages on the inbuilt barbeques to replenish those energy levels. where rocky headlands meet the sea However you feel like spending the day, relaxing, swimming, exploring, connecting, the many bays surrounding Magnetic Island are sure to indulge your desires. NELLY BAY HARBOUR IMPRESSIONS AT HORSESHOE BAY HORSESHOE BAY ON HORSEBACK
Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2011