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“Best Esplanade in Australia!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Strand
The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Townsville
Type: Beaches
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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Esplanade in Australia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

2-3kms of Palm shaded walkway along georgeous beaches. At one end is the Rock Pool (Free) and the other end the Water Park (Free). Two netted beaches also protect swimmers from the local nasty "Stingers". In the middle is the Strand Park which hosts monthly Markets and a wide variety of regular cultural & musical events. There are restaurants overlooking the water along the way or oposite the beach. There are lots of people enjoying walks along the strand from pre-dawn to at least 9:30pm. There are security guards on push bikes to help make it remain a really safe environment. (Alcohol free zone). This is my favourite place in Townsville!

Visited January 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Something for everyone! Lov'n the blading the most though!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very relaxing and pretty. I adore the wide concrete paths for roller blading the most though. There is so much on offer at the strand and they have an awesome number of disabled parks, tables and other facilities for when we have elderly familiy members with us.

The black cockies are a delight even though they leave speed humps (chewed up nuts and branches) all over the footpath for us bladers to fall over on. The pool is great and there are heaps of stinger nets for a cool dip.

The sheer numbers of people enjoying this place is testimony to the great things on offer here. It makes up for the blandness and lack of great attractions, places and spaces in the burbs of Townsville.

Visited December 2012
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“Great for early morning exercise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The place for Townsvillians to exercise in the morning, either starting at the Rock pool or Tobruk pool the is a great way to work up a appetite for breakfast.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great spot to unwind and cool down in the tropical heat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Strand is a beautiful area for a morning or evening stroll, and there is nothing better than having breakfast at the C Bar while watching turtles and Dugong dancing in the ocean just off the beach. There are netted swimming areas so you can swim anytime of the year and it is kept nice and clean by Council. There is also a great wet play area which is very popular and every Christmas the Stable in the Strand is a great attraction.

Visited December 2012
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“The best bit of Townsville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We go here at least once a week and if I ever lived here again we would live near the strand. Family friendly, scrupulously clean.

Visited December 2012
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