Shoal Point is a coastal locality, 17 km north-west of central Mackay. It was named by the marine surveyor Lieutenant Phillip Parker King, in 1819 during his northern Australia marine expedition.

The geographical point is a rocky headland, but there are beaches to its west and south, the latter consisting of a wide stretch that runs unbroken for several kilometres to Eimeo Creek. There were only about 20 people counted in the 1961 census for Shoal Point, but the population rose to over 200 by the 1980s and to nearly 1000 by the 2006 census.

Shoal Point has the Allure Resort and the Sea Jewel estate, comprising 17 duplex apartments. There are four neighbouring parks, three adjoining the foreshore.

Shoal Point's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
196119
1986254
1996622
2006966
20111086
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