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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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“magnetic island” (305 reviews)
The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The water park on the Strand is amazing. Well done to Townsville city council for providing and maintaining this facility. The design is terrific and most of all fun. Its layout accommodates and caters for children of all ages (including the adults acting as big...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller1970
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Strand is a beautiful walk in either early morning or dusk,,people walking for fitness,or with dogs,playing in the park,lying on the grass,,or kids playing at the water park,,sitting watching the sunset licking you gelato at Juliettes,,or sitting at one of the Strands restaurants watching...More

Thank Kevvystuit3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This waterfront is world class! If you have young children, the Water Park is a must do - guaranteed tired children and it's free! Take a picnic and your sunscreen!-a towel should not be forgotten!!

Thank Trent M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along the Strand and it is breathtaking views. My only suggestion would be to make garden beds between the path and the sand instead of having weeds growing in the area.

Thank Trent C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is a great place to just hang out and take a walk through. So many people and great atmosphere, especially at night. I love to just sit down near the fountain and take in all the lights and sounds. Really different from the...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is a great place for walking or relaxing on the beach. There a few safe places for swimming with nets and lifeguards on duty. Great views of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island. The Strand is normally busy all day every day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The strand was nice, very clean and maintained, not as nice as it had been advertised, still worth a visit however

Thank Royson22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strand is a long walk along the beach, equipped with the occasional jellyfish-safe areas to play in, handy shower and feet washing stations (all that sand sure makes the feet smooth), and various tropical trees. A number of food shops and restaurants dot the...More

Thank HakkyT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to just veg out. Great eateries. Best gelato. Long boards is great. Shore drive for tapas. Great weather. Great paths. Well lit for nights.

Thank 723minnief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! It has a good mix of the Australian coastline (reminding me of great holidays on the south and north coast of NSW), and the tropical element had me back in Hawaii (so much so I booked a trip back there). Great...More

Thank Rychki
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Barbara B
June 20, 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
May 8, 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
March 16, 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.