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Address: The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+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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Fresh air and heavenly views

The stand is a wonderful place to visit in Townsville in simple terms it summaries all the wonders of the location. The walk track is superb and the views to magnetic Island are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The stand is a wonderful place to visit in Townsville in simple terms it summaries all the wonders of the location. The walk track is superb and the views to magnetic Island are just sublime. Watch out for falling seeds from the trees that line the footpaths.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ran the strand early in morning with everyone else doing the same thing. Later I walked it and took my time, it's a great place see the sights and look out to the ocean.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from the foreshore are absolutely beautiful, with footpaths to walk on for the whole length of the strand. The water play ground and swimming pool are a great way to spend time with my granddaughter, who never wants to leave, but I assure her we will come back tomorrow and she gives in. I strongly recommend visiting the... More 

Thank duthiefiona
Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cruised down here in the car,lovely lay out and location, great to see the old swimming pools still there,restaurants galore along with a few other ice cream shops etc. big green spaces for kids to play, safe swimming area, nice looking beach.

Thank olemygod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolute credit to the City for this great area. I never tire of walking along it. It's beautiful with lovely places to eat and drink. Always felt safe and it's well maintained.

Thank Simone M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to get a little exercise, relax with friends or go on a date! Lots to do down here with restaurants an average beach , but a good one for the area, volleyball courts and different water park activities.

Thank Becky3033
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The local council and community should be very proud of the The Strand - this is a beautiful public space that is used by the local community and visitors alike. The parkland beside beside The Strand is between the water and the road and is peaceful and beautifully maintained. On a hot and humid night it was full of families... More 

Thank J0anned568
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views as you take the walking paths along the foreshore. Plenty of cafes and places to stop for food or a drink. Rockpool at one end and family water park and swimming pool at the other. Excellent for families.

Thank Shelley H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely and relaxing walk along the Strand. Apart from marked swimming areas, the Council has put in beach volleyball nets; exercise equipment for anyone to use; and a water park for kids to play. The Strand is clean and well maintained. Highly recommended free place to spend the morning or afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The strand was a really pleasant experience. Good for families also. Restaurant scene is quite well rounded also.

Thank Mrkenno

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