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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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“gelato” (57 reviews)
“coffee shops” (52 reviews)
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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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"water park"
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"gelato"
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"coffee shops"
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"magnetic island"
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"southern end"
in 22 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 32 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 28 reviews
"exercise equipment"
in 23 reviews
"stinger season"
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"beautiful walk"
in 31 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 39 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 26 reviews
"great area"
in 19 reviews
"palm trees"
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"all ages"
in 69 reviews
"walking path"
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"across the road"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic walking path. Superbly maintained path with fabulous views of Maggie island. Excellent coffee shops along the length or gelato for those warm days. Great for a walk with your dog and an excellent way to meet fellow dog owners. Joggers also abound. Everyone has...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this place. Great Esplanade! Lots of people milling about all day but not enough for it to be over crowded and unpleasant to walk along. Great lagoon - lots of shade if required. Little park for small children. Lots of placers to eat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just lovely. Lots of places to eat or drink. The sea isn’t for swimming in, unless of course you love to put your life on the line. There are cages to protect you from stingers. Not my thing. But the place has a great feel....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped here for nostalgia purposes as we lived on the strand 20 years ago. We were expecting more changes, however it looked very similar. It isn't on par with the Cairns esplanade, but there are nice views out to Maggie Island, play equipment for...More

Thank Fiona G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, very well pesented.worth a morning stroll.plenty cafes. Swiming incloser.waterfalls.very pretty

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do. Plenty to see. Great resturants and cafes. The marina at one end and beautiful walks and climbs up the headlands. Exercise equipment along its lengths

Thank Danny L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled up here at 18:30 but Wow! What an amazing place, we are traveling Aus with a Toyota Coaster first time in Townsville. This strip right on the beach is amazingly beautiful oodles and oodles of restaurant's, gelato añd souvlaki place's about burgers as...More

Thank Ned K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Townsville for a long weekend and we spent many hours along the Strand. Love the Rockpools and Jezzanine Fort, the upgrades are great. Enjoyed people watching, wave watching and the view of Magnetic Island. Lovely place to just sit and watch the stars. Enjoyed...More

Thank dragon689
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to swim and relax and take a beautiful walk. Pubs restaurants and accommodation available. A must see while in Townsville

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 18 month old to the water park, beach and park and spent 4 hours playing absolutely loved it!

Thank Tim B
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Barbara B
June 20, 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
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
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123charliepaul
March 16, 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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