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Address: The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 801 902

Immerse yourself in the Townsville way of life and discover The Strand,...

Immerse yourself in the Townsville way of life and discover The Strand, Townsville's thriving beach foreshore! With a relaxed, yet energetic vibe, The Strand is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. The two and a half kilometre walkway offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island and is popular for runners, walkers and kids with bikes and scooters. Enjoy the ocean breezes with a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes there. Alternatively treat the whole family to a barbecue or beach picnic. With a number of fantastic playgrounds and the popular Strand Water Park, The Strand will keep the kids entertained for hours. Take a swim in the ocean or the rock pool, test your balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board or land on the beach after the adrenalin rush of skydiving! Enjoy the shade of the palm trees with a good book or grab a gelato and just enjoy the stunning views. For fishing enthusiasts, the jetty is a great spot to cast a line. At the end of The Strand, discover Jezzine Barracks and uncover the stories of Townsville's settlement. Learn of the regions significant military and indigenous history and enjoy the outdoor art.

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Relaxing place

Very easy to access, with easy drinking and dining facility. Beautiful walking and swimming areas. It suits everyone.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chen H
Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very easy to access, with easy drinking and dining facility. Beautiful walking and swimming areas. It suits everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful- everyone's favourite place in Townsville! Great for a walk, an ice cream or coffee, lunch at Longboards or C Bar, fish and chips, Gelato- so many choices! Or take a bbq and cook your own at the well maintained gas BBQS.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit the strand every time we go to Townsville and every time we go there seems to be something new. This time we were lucky enough to see a turtle coming up the beach to lay her eggs. The walk along the strand is beautiful from the Tobruk Pool through to the Rockpool. We love to visit the waterpark,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing area! The Strand is perfect for young and old, and is always buzzing with people doing all kinds of activities. The waterpark is great, mainly used by kids but a few adults were in there enjoying the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely morning walk and to have breakfast on Strand after picking up visitors arriving on an early flight.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is a family friendly place to chill out with the kids or take the dog for a walk. It has a beautiful view of Magnetic Island and lots of cafes and food outlets along the way.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How beautiful does this area look? We loved the beachside showers to get rid of sand before we walked along the lovely pathway through the shady trees. Swimming in the stinger nets was ideal as we could see that the life savers were nearby and monitoring the water as well. The signage re stingers was also well done.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, great choice of fining from coffee, ice cream or quality meals. It's a beaut place to walk the dogs and just enjoy a lovely morning!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can not beat the strand. Go for a walk along the path It is magical. You can sit and watch the people go by either walking, running or skating.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our worldwide travels we always find it interesting to observe how different cities develop their public spaces. The Strand, Townsville's esplanade, is one of the very best examples we have seen of waterfront development. It is a 2 to 3 km stretch of beautifully landscaped pathway running parallel to the beach. Tall trees provide shade, there are traffic calming... More 

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