Radical Bay - Beach in Horseshoe Bay Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Radical Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The north-east corner of Magnetic Island consists of granite hills rising nearly 200 m and a number of small bays and embayed beaches. The first five bays house four sandy beaches; Balding, Radical, Florence and Arthur Bays, while Balding, Radical and Florence Bays are also marine parks.Radical Bay (MT2) lies... Read more

The north-east corner of Magnetic Island consists of granite hills rising nearly 200 m and a number of small bays and embayed beaches. The first five bays house four sandy beaches; Balding, Radical, Florence and Arthur Bays, while Balding, Radical and Florence Bays are also marine parks.Radical Bay (MT2) lies immediately east of Balding Bay; it also faces north and is a more open, 250 m wide bay with prominent granite headlands. A road leads to the bay where there are a few houses and a small car park, but no facilities. The beach has a low to moderate gradient and varies in width from 20 m at high tide to up to 50 m at low tide.

Swimming

Waves usually average less than 0.5 m at all four bays and swimming is relatively safe under these conditions. Just watch for the shallow coral reefs and the rocks adjacent to the headlands.

Surfing

Usually too small to worry about, with Florence and Arthur receiving slightly higher waves when the Trades are blowing; Florence is the best during strong south-easterlies.

Fishing

All four bays offer excellent opportunities for beach and rock fishing. Certain restrictions apply in the marine parks.

General

Four small but beautiful bays surrounded by steep, pine-covered, granite headlands and hills, together with clean, low energy, sandy beaches and some coral reefs.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
25°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Monday, 23 Sep 9:19

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.


Horseshoe Bay, QLD 4819
Includes beaches: Florence Bay, Arthur Bay, Alma Bay, Geoffrey Bay, Nelly Bay, Rocky Bay, Picnic Bay
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qldMT02