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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

Great foreshore developed after a cyclone 20+ years ago; only disappointment was the lack of restaurants, cafes and bars along the Strand butt I am sure that this will all get a kick-start as the economy shortly picks up.

Thank _michael09041999
Reviewed yesterday

A very good set up providing access to a range of facilities including restaurants & eateries, pubs, swimming pool and waterpark. Really enjoyed it.

Thank DanSin3825
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In Townsville? Must drive or walk the Strand. Gorgeous views to Maggie Island. Beautiful breezes! A must do!

Thank tourismteach
Reviewed yesterday

With views out to Magnetic Island, The Strand walk is fabulous and a must do for visitors to Townsville...

Thank thelandy
Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolutely beautifully kept parcel of land facing what is now a very nice beach looking across the water towards Magnetic Island. It was such a pleasure to walk the length of this park. Nice war memorial. well kept lawns and tropical shrubs, a children's...More

Thank ShepLapstone
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing views, you can see nearly 360 degree. Most of Townsville is visible from the top. Denintely worth a look, especially on dusk and as the lights come on.

Thank leeb9515
Reviewed 4 days ago

Strolled down The Strand after having Lunch. It was a majestic view of the shore line, along side of the Reef.

Thank Tina E
Reviewed 5 days ago

The waterpark on the Strand is a great place to take the kids. They will be kept cool and entertained for ages. There is plenty of shade to be found too. The ocean view is easy on the eye too. Another dry playground is there...More

Thank Grumpyoldman101
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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

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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
8 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
16 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.