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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” (52 reviews)
“magnetic island” (277 reviews)
The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed today

Great location with good vibe. great for kids. A very relaxed feeling and slowness to the waterfront. Could do with a few more restaurants and eateries

Thank Martin M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of statues, coffee shops, water features, swimming pools fresh and sea water...to see on the waterfront..make sure you visit and take a stroll, always something happening...sculpture exhibition on this coming week so go take a look...

Thank Dawnbear
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting The Strand is a must as it is an iconic place in Townsville Plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby too The walk is great with a dedicated footpath. There is a park, pier and lookout along this. It'll take you a good 20-30min to...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic tropical run along the strand. Well maintained pathway with exercise equipment and pool. Nice look out from the fort.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Each morning I was in Townsville, I was up early to catch the sunrise. Each morning I walked along The Strand, with many other people and their dogs. The Strand is a great public space. The Council keeps the space neat and clean, the Police...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Strand takes in the whole waterfront of Townsville with several swimming areas,kids play areas,walking areas and of course,coffee shops and restaurants.A great big tick for the local shire.

Thank colpett
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This long stretch of esplanade has something for everyone - beautiful ozone breezes, glorious parklands, excellent cafes and restaurants plus stunning swimming spots! A great place to indulge yourself while getting fit ealking (or bring lazy and parking just near your chosen cafe!). Another interesting...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful area to visit with kids. Stunning views to Magnetic Island. Roughly 2klms walk from one end to the other - nice wide and flat walking path. Variety of excellent playgrounds up and down the esplanade. Rockpool is beautiful. Waterpark was a huge hit with...More

Thank Tamra M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice and flat walking with plenty of pubs cafes and restaurants along the way. You will not starve or die of thirst. Townsville can get hot all year round so plan your day away from the heat. Very nice views across the water to Magnetic...More

Thank verie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gentle breeze, blue water , white sand , Magnetic Island in view. What an asset we have here in Townsville, we should be so proud!

Thank Janine C
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Barbara B
June 19, 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 7, 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 15, 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.