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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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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice and flat walking with plenty of pubs cafes and restaurants along the way. You will not starve or die of thirst. Townsville can get hot all year round so plan your day away from the heat. Very nice views across the water to Magnetic...More

Thank verie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gentle breeze, blue water , white sand , Magnetic Island in view. What an asset we have here in Townsville, we should be so proud!

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great public asset the Strand is in Townsville. Kids loved the pool and the water park , we loved the stroll staggered with activities, history and magnificent views over Magnetic Island.

Thank Selena G
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful parks and gardens right along the edge of townsville. mariner at one end and shops and eateriesall the way along. very nice afternoon stroll.

Thank cockyconan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely place to stroll, watch the ocean or take a dip. Lots of people just sitting and reading on the day I visited, enjoying the shade of the big old trees. Great facilities for kids and families with the rock pool and fantastic water park....More

Thank cazza6662016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great walkway along the waterfront. At one end is the lagoon and Jezzinine barracks and playgrounds, restaurants and great spots to picnic or bbq. Very popular to walk or jog along.

Thank Bmiz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Strolled along the Srand in Townsville this morning for my daily walk what a marvellous experience. All the friendly locals out and about enjoying the beautiful weather,such a beautiful backdrop being the glistening waters and the lovely view of Magnetic Island i will be doing...More

Thank Mick S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must do when in Townsville. The Strand is a relaxing walk and so refreshing along the beach front. Places to sit and relax on waters edge. View out to Magnetic Island is good. Plenty of eateries nearby and a very good play area if...More

Thank MnD7
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful place. My husband and I enjoyed our walks here. It was a weekend and was just enough busy to not make it overcrowded. Has a nice grass area along with trees and palms to sit and relax. We had our lunch here,...More

Thank Shireen2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sadly, there are some areas around the little Townsville CBD that aren't particularly salubrious nor inviting, however The Strand goes a long way to changing your perception. It's length and the many and varied interesting components to it, including a range of restaurants (and of...More

Thank cuspub
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Barbara B
20 June 2015|
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
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
15 March 2015|
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.