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Address: The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 1800 801 902
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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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Great place for families. A number of cheap eating places. A little too hot in Dec and Jan. Lovely views. Walking paths. Activity water park for kids.

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

Great place for families. A number of cheap eating places. A little too hot in Dec and Jan. Lovely views. Walking paths. Activity water park for kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have done a great job with this area since the big storm, there are some nice venues lining the strip and there are some pretty shady looking places along there aswell... it's a nice place to run along with the path along the water

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely part of Townsville. The Baths are there plus workout areas and a good boardwalk with a variety of eating places on the other side of the road!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit Townsville you have to stop at the strand. There are a number of cafes along the strand and a couple of restaurants (C Bar & Longboard) approximately halfway along the strand that are on the beach side. Have a swim at the rockpool or at one of the two stinger nets. Great spot for a picnic or... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is a great place to either exercise or just go for a slow walk. It is suitable for all ages and animals on leads. There are some good restaurants with great views over the bay. The northern end offers a children's play area, with a rock pool.The southern end offers another children's play area with a small water... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this location has something for everyone lost of playgrounds, picnic areas, bench just for relaxing and spectacular views of the island and ocean

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Thank 103thelighthouse
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for families to go for a day out. With activities from swimming at the rock pool, to the water play ground. Plenty of places to eat or get a cold drink along the way.

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townsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is well used by locals and visitors alike. Plenty of walking, kids playgrounds, rollerblading, swimming and free gas barbeques. The kids and adults like the renovated Waterpark. What a great place to relax along the waterfont with lots of eateries and coffee shops. Plenty of shade and seating areas.

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Cowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked along here for over 5hrs just taking our time stopping and having a bevy or a meal. Sit and enjoy the ocean view or do some people watching. We had an enjoyable time even in 35c heat.

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Townsville, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever it is too hot anywhere else, this is the place to go. Long winding footpaths to run or walk with an ocean view the whole way. Sometimes it can be a bit busy with runners, scooters and walkers, but still an enjoyable experience. The ocean in Townsville is nothing to speak of. No waves, usually a bit murky and... More 

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