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Address: The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 1800 801 902
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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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Excellent Sunday stroll

Whilst staying in Townsville for work, I like to go for a Sunday morning walk along the Strand from the Marina end to Kissing point and back. It's great to see families out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Neville H
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst staying in Townsville for work, I like to go for a Sunday morning walk along the Strand from the Marina end to Kissing point and back. It's great to see families out enjoying the excellent facilities the Strand has to offer all overlooking the beach and Magnetic Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to enjoy on your own or with family and friends. The strand caters to everybody, from young kids to the oldies. Walking from one side to the other you are able to experience and enjoy the different atmospheres throughout. From the Anzac memorial, to the family water park, you are able to experience it all. They even have... More 

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Antigua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There were lots of people on the strand walking and hanging out. I also got a bite to eat at kiosk on the strand.

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Macquarie Fields, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great spot to visit. Lots of restaurants and eating places. Try the CBar for breakfast. If you eat too much then peaceful relaxing place to walk and take in the view. If your into fitness great place to run. Swimming area for the kids, play areas and local pool all here. Love it

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Thank Diane G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Strand has been overrated in all travel brochures. It's just an average promenade with a playground for kids, a small water park and a rock pool that was closed due to toxic algae in the water. Near by there is a flying fox constantly occupied with no chance of having a go unless you prepare to wait.

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Thank Kas P
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is such a great part of Townsville, the water park is free and the whole area so well utilized by families couples etc. Its great fro running, walking with the dog and kids etc. They also have an exercise section with equipment. Its just fabulous

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High River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured down the Strand road a couple of times very quaint street. We went swimming in the Rock pool which is unique.

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Thank GREG H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would have to be one of the best beach fronts in the world. There are large sandy beaches the whole way along, a rock pool, exercise areas, places to catch a bite to eat and even playgrounds for the kids.

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Thank Andrew M
Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice watersfront area where you can meet people. Plenty of playground space for the kids, water activities and grassed area for a picnic. Lots of eateries around, fantastic gelatos.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for kicking back with a book, a nice spot of fish and chips or some people watching. Also a great place to go for exercising as long as you can dodge the selfish folk that hog the "shared" footpath. Overall a great place to be and enjoy the refreshing sea air.

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