Florence Bay is renowned on Magnetic Island for it's onshore reef and sea life. This sheltered bay is tucked away on the Eastern side of the island, a short 5 minute drive from the Forts.
We swam with loads of colourful fish, and even got a visit from a the local sea turtle. The water was warm and clear, which made all the difference!
Florence Bay is very popular with the locals, and considered to be one of the most beautiful. There is coral on the left-hand side of the picture along the rocks and it is clearly visible on the right-hand side of the bay. There is also a coral bomey in the centre of the bay.
The only inhabitants of this lovely, sheltered and shady beach are the wildlife. The Bay is also part of the National and Marine Parks and a favourite anchorage for "yachties" who sail over from Townsville or from further afield.