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Address: The Strand | North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number: 611800801902
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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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Absolutely brilliant for a mid spring evening. Very idyllic, family orientated but ideal for couples and touring individuals. The Strands accommodates everyone including the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant for a mid spring evening. Very idyllic, family orientated but ideal for couples and touring individuals. The Strands accommodates everyone including the local Beggars who are friendly and clean despite their rugged look. Take a free shower, freshen up on a budget the ntake your early eveing stroll band settle in for an evening of friendly fun and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is only one Strand. The view to Magnetic Island 8 km away is amazing. The cool breeze and lovely walking path makes it a family favourite destination. A more than once a week family experience.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome stretch of beach front entertainment which consists of great view; Parks; Bbq areas; fitness parks, small water parks and pools as well as awesome beaches with pristine blue water.... Approximately 2 kilometres in length the strand has plenty of parking and is very shaded by numerous trees, make sure you take sunscreen and plenty of water as the Townsville... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a pretty beach, with a beautiful rock pool to swim in where we were lucky enough to see turtles in the ocean and a great atmosphere along the strand with a huge array of restaurants and cafes to choose from. We had only great experiences with food in all of the cafes and restaurants that we went to along... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the strand, tropical paradise. I ran here in the mornings before it got to hot and it was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely the apple in the eye of townsville fantastic location for a picnic, a bit of sun worshiping, some exercise, a romantic walk or dine at one of the many places to eat at right on the waterfront of townsville. A trip to Townsville just isn't complete without having a day spent enjoying the strand, don't miss it you will... More 

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Mount Isa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot! Markets on certain days, paths, Rockpool, sporting/play and exercise equipment and several places to eat or just sit and relax

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand has it all. Start at on end and walk by the marina, the kiddies water park, pubs and restaurants, ocean views and ice cream shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely well developed area of Townsville. Spectacular views of Magnetic Island. A variety of playgrounds for the kids. Great meandering walking path. Lots of eateries and coffee shops. Easy to park. Just a nice place to visit for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Townsville has had it's ups and downs over the years but the work that has been put into making the Strand a special place has been well worthwhile. Our favourite time is pre dusk when the heat from the sun has dissipated and the palms are casting their cool shadows on the pathway. It is well worth walking the whole... More 

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