Arcadia Beach Guest house is a unique laid back experience, offering the perfect Island getaway. The property is nestled between tropical gardens at the rear of the property and the beach directly across the road.

Relax on the front deck equipped with BBQ facilities, or choose to unwind in one of our communal spaces which boast a fully equipped kitchen, generous open air lounge with TV, dining areas, a free pool table and outdoor pizza oven. The local supermarket is a 1 minute walk, and the bottle shop, pub and restaurants are all within a 5 minute walk.

Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is located directly across from the beautiful Geoffrey Bay Marine Park hosting many varieties of marine life. It has wonderful snorkeling opportunities with the self-guided snorkel trail and Molke shipwreck at your doorstep. Stroll to the end of the bay to see the rock wallabies or take a bush walk to amazing lookouts and see koalas in their natural habitat.
We hire open top 4WDs and enclosed wagons so you head off to the more remote and picturesque beaches of Radical Bay, Arthur Bay and Florence Bay (some walking involved) for some snorkeling and finish the day taking in the awesome sunset at Westpoint.

The property is a 20-minute ferry journey from mainland Townsville and a 3-minute drive from Nelly Bay Harbor and Marina. Busses meet every ferry, or you can book a private transfer direct with us (small fee applies). Magnetic Island National Park and the Magnetic Island Golf Course are both a 7-minute drive away.

We offer a range of accommodations to suit all budgets, from small dorm rooms (maximum 4 beds with no bunks) to a luxurious ensuited apartment with it’s own balcony overlooking the ocean.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire has been welcoming guests since Mar 14, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
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Closest beaches
  • Geoffrey Bay Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    100 feet from property
  • Alma Bay Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    2,550 feet from property
  • Whitfield Cove Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,350 feet from property
  • Nelly Bay Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    4,850 feet from property
  • Arthur Bay Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is there a shower we can use?
    yes two sets of shower and toilets and two kitchens
    Answered on 19 October 2020
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Magnetic Island is perfect all year round
    Answered on 4 April 2022
  • We need one bedroom with two beds
    Nelly Bay is the perfect choice, one bedroom and two beds
    Answered on 4 April 2022
  • Do you pick up from ferry
    Yes, there is a small fee. Just let us know in advance.
    Answered on 4 April 2022
  • Hello, if I book the King Room Cockle Bay, can I use the communal kitchen and what is the view from the room? Thanks, Kathleen
    All guests are welcome to use the communal kitchen. Unfortunately we no longer have the King Room Cockle Bay. Lovers Bay and Alma Bay both have ocean views.
    Answered on 4 April 2022
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Arcadia Beach Guest House has something for everyone, from four bed dorm rooms to luxury suites. None of our rooms have bunk beds and all have air condition units (except our Safari Tents which have 2 floor fans). We have lots of different areas for our guests to relax so everyone has their own space. Our two kitchens are fully equipped with cookers, frying pans, toasters, kettle, toasted sandwich maker, grills, in fact everything you need to cook all your meals. All our facilities including pool table, TV areas, swimming pool, bbqs and wood fired pizza oven are FREE for guests to use. We are right opposite the beach and stunning sunrise dispalys from the property deck are always a good way to start the day!
See koalas in the wild, rock wallabies that will even eat out of your hand and rainbow lorikeets that will visit you at breakfast. We have so much wildlife that is at your doorstep, it's a living sanctuary. Relax on the deck or hire a 4wd - the choice is yours!
Great walking tracks for scenery and wildlife surround us and make Arcadia the most laidback part of Magnetic Island - in fact even in peak season here you can relish the peace and quiet. The snorkel trail at Geoffrey Bay is a few minutes walk away, as is the great swimming beach and picnic spot of Alma Bay. We have a small store nearby and also a great pub just up the road - go there on a Wednesday and experience a great Queensland tradition - cane toad racing!
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Amenities of Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
6 - 10 years
Extra bed upon request
50% per child, per night
11+ years
Extra bed upon request
100% per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note there is a surcharge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that only the Alma Bay King Studio can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. There is no capacity for additional guests in all other rooms.

Please note a pick up and drop off service is available to and from the ferry for an additional charge of $10 per room, return. To request this service, please use the special request box when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire

  • Room options at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire include:

    • Tent
    • Double
    • Suite
    • Studio
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is 0.7 miles from the center of Nelly Bay.