Jacobs Well is a fishing hub that is ideally placed to take advantage of the magnificent Gold Coast waterways and the Jumpinpin area.

Found at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Jacobs Well is a small town on Moreton Bay opposite Kangaroo Island, 48km south-east of Brisbane. The origin of the name is obscure, possibly from the Biblical Jacob or the son of a pioneer, Johann Gross, who settled in the Pimpama district.

Jacobs Well is predominately a sugar-growing area and the surrounding area is virtually all set aside for sugar cane.

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The main recreation in Jacobs Well is fishing, however there is some sight seeing, bird watching and bush walking carried out. There is fishing from the shore and jetties, however most visitors bring their boat and head out into the productive waterways that surround Jacobs Well.

These waterways are mostly natural, although developers have found wetlands with potential that have been developed into marinas and residential areas like Rudy Maas, Horizon Shores, Calypso Bay and Cabbage Tree Point. These marinas and residential areas provide all the services visitors will need from food through to petrol, accommodation and bait and tackle.