Cleveland Bay (Queensland)

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Cleveland Bay
LocationNorth Queensland
Coordinates19°13′05″S 146°55′19″E / 19.21806°S 146.92194°E / -19.21806; 146.92194
Part ofCoral Sea
IslandsMagnetic Island

Cleveland Bay is a bay located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Coral Sea and, administratively, is within the City of Townsville.[1]

Entrance to the bay is marked by the Cape Cleveland Light and in earlier years by the Bay Rock Light on Magnetic Island.


Cleveland Bay was named by Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook on the HM Bark Endeavour on 6 June 1770, probably in honour of John Clevland, Secretary to the Admiralty 1751-1763. However, Cook may have named the bay after the Cleveland Hills near his birthplace of Marton in Yorkshire, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Cleveland Bay (entry 7413)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 January 2016.