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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

School holidays and took the kids down to the beach and they had a great time, beautiful location, great views of Magnetic Island

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I personally think that this is a great place for family and friends to catch up. Also great for the tourist if you want to capture a slice of Townsville with a real tropical backdrop. It is great for photos, a walk in the afternoon...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to go and hang out solo, with a friend and/or family. You can do a range of activities and so much to do and see.

Thank Tesh T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Strand is up there with the greatest beach walks in the world. Early morning and late evening the views are spectacular and the breeze gently transports you along the route. We loved meeting up with all the doggies on their walks.

Thank LuciavanGerwen
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd heard about this place but only ever seen it from the air. Wen there for a run one afternoon and was really impressed. It is very popular which pretty much tells you how nice it is. I started at the southern most end near...More

1  Thank Gazz63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always love parking by the Strand, and going for a big walk. Lots of options for dinner, for both the fancy and not so fancy meals. Great parks, and play areas for the kids and close to the centre of town.

Thank Shea B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to escape the heat under a shady tree with a nice sea breeze. Plenty of cafes, pubs and bars along the way.

Thank jarvo85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk in the afternoons. Recommend staying close to hear. Each after we walked along here to find dinner. Many restaurant options on the other side of the road. A 20 min walk from rydes and the oaks.

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to bring children (I wished my grandkids were here to enjoy it). There is just so much to do with the children's waterpark, picnic areas, fitness equipment, so much seating. As you walk down The Strand you see more and more...More

Thank Wendsone
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to one end of the Strand then walked to the other end and back, stopping for morning tea along the way. Very popular with young mothers pushing prams and folks with dogs

Thank peter G
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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.