Best SE anchorage on Maggie Isle
Reviewed Aug 2016
Located at the eastern end of the north shore of Magnetic Island, Horseshoe Bay is the island's best anchorage in the prevailing southeasters of the cruising season. Like all such open anchorages on the Queensland coast, it can be rolly, but is usually quite tolerable.
Entry is easy, as the bay is open to the north. The southeast section, being the best shelter, is full of moored boats, so anchorage must be found outside these. The beach is beautiful, and popular, and gives access to walking tracks, and the tourist facilities along the waterfront. These range from takeaways and the pub to restaurants and a full range of accomodation. Buses run from here to access the rest of the island. If you like markets don't miss the Horseshoe Bay markets, on the foreshore, second and last Sunday of the month, 9am til 2pm.
Can be rolly, but is tolerable