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Horseshoe Bay
Magnetic IslandQueensland
Horseshoe Bay Stevage.jpg
Horseshoe Bay, seen from the top of the Forts Walk
Horseshoe Bay is located in Queensland
Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay
Location in Queensland
Population 578 (2016 census)
 • Density 93.2/km2 (241/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4819
Area 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 8.0 km (5 mi) N of Nelly Bay
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Localities around Horseshoe Bay:
West Point Coral Sea Coral Sea
West Point Horseshoe Bay Florence Bay
West Point Arcadia Arcadia

Horseshoe Bay is a bay, town and suburb on Magnetic Island in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is a major tourist accommodation and recreation centre on the island. In the 2016 census the suburb of Horseshoe Bay had a population of 578 people.


Horseshoe Bay Post Office opened by 1935 and closed in 1982.


There are no schools in Horseshoe Bay. The nearest primary school is Nelly Bay State School in Nelly Bay on the island. The nearest secondary school is Townsville State High School in Railway Estate in the Townsville mainland.

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