The heart of Mackay, the marina is a mecca for all things marine and is a popular destination for waterfront dining. Offering enjoyable walkways, waterfront accommodation, casual and fine dining, a scenic breakwater drive and a popular beach, Mackay Marina has everything you could ever want from a harbour precinct. You could easily spend the whole day at the Marina moving between the beach to the water to the fish and chip shop to the barbecue areas - the choice is yours. Come the weekend you'll often find groups of families and friends occupying the picnic tables and barbecues, playing on the grassed area and beach and swimming between the flags. The beach is patrolled throughout the week, however swimmers are to be cautious of rips and strong currents. If you're to grab a bite to eat you can walk down to The Lighthouse, a popular fish and chip shop, dine for a meal at Angelo's on the Marina, George's Thai on the Marina, The Deck Steakhouse or Casu Jack's Café, or enjoy a cold drink from Sails Sports Bar or Latitude 21 Bar and Restaurant.