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The Strand

The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“water park” (186 reviews)
“gelato” (62 reviews)
“magnetic island” (321 reviews)
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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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from US$41.40
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"water park"
in 186 reviews
"gelato"
in 62 reviews
"magnetic island"
in 321 reviews
"southern end"
in 23 reviews
"stinger nets"
in 35 reviews
"restaurants and cafes"
in 23 reviews
"exercise equipment"
in 29 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 28 reviews
"beach front"
in 66 reviews
"stinger season"
in 23 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 42 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 31 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 28 reviews
"great area"
in 20 reviews
"walking path"
in 27 reviews
"all ages"
in 75 reviews
"shady trees"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

My 2 grown sons and I had time during our 1 day visit to Townsville and wanted some exercise before dinner. We chose to walk from our downtown hotel to the wonderful ocean front Strand. We took our shoes off and walked in the sand...More

Thank PaulAK2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was so much to see and enjoy during our few hours on the Strand. The sculptures are lovely to see, the paths and massive trees make walking along the beach comfortable. The Rockpool at the end make for safe swimming, and there were Life...More

Thank Dianna E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The strand is beautiful to visit the water park looks fantastic. The whole Strand is imaculate.Theres so many places to eat its amazing. The only down side is the beach the Sands great but the water very muddy and uninviting. Typical nth Qld.The council needs...More

Thank adamtJ4471AB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In a matter of a couple of days we walked this four times. So much to see and do, one of the best places I have seen for young families. Kids would spend the day along the strand. Plenty of eateries/cafes and playgounds - wow

Thank mbmdf
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived here on a late Sunday afternoon with the finding something to eat. We were not sure if we would have any luck or not. We found a small but delicious seafood shop and decided to walk down the Strand while we were there....More

Thank Janb3321
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Reviewed 5 days ago

3kms in length makes for a perfect return walk for the active person. Great beach scenery along the way and plenty of amenities which are always clean. Lots of coffee and food places to suit everyone's needs.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Strand has the best atmosphere and the weather was enjoyable while we were there. Lots of happy and friendly people exercising and walking their dogs or playing sport on the oval or dining in at one of the many restaurants/cafes along it. There’s so...More

Thank hermannator
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice place to have a look around, only disappointment was the coffee club that got the order wrong, my wife’s coffee was the first ordered, we had finished our meals and asked again for the coffee, four times

Thank philtomo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in Townsville you must go and relax on the Strand. Water Park for the Kids so do not forget your towel. Great fro a stroll along the beach and plenty of spots to sit and relax or do exercise as you go.

Thank Darren B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic any time of day or night, I was walking with a friend talking and next minute we walked the whole length. Lots to stop and look at if that's what interests you, especially the ANZAC memorial.

Thank acampbell714
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Barbara B
20 June 2015|
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Response from CountryChick53 |
Hi Barbara B, It is easy to walk from the port to The Strand albeit is time poor it would not cost much for a taxi. Sueanne
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JDH154945
7 May 2015|
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Response from heatermoo69 | Reviewed this property |
i recommend the aquarius beautiful views of the strand and magnetic island. only thing is no room service but there are restaurants bars etc close at hand. clean crisp and great views
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123charliepaul
15 March 2015|
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Response from Janet J | Reviewed this property |
Hi CharliePaul, Not sure if you are looking for somewhere to stay with a motor home or looking to hire one? If you can give me a bit more information, I am happy to help find out some information for you.
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