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“Townsville's best precinct”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Townsville
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A great place to wander the waterfront with plenty of dining options, a great, free pool playground for kids, the local 50m outdoor pool at one end and the saltwater fed Rock Pool at the other end, as well as some splendid ice cream stores.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Take a walk, enjoy the atmosphere. It's very family friendly, kids on bikes and scooters and skates. There are several enclosed swimming areas, so you can swim in the ocean even in "stinger season". It was a pleasure to stroll along the Strand, you can be as active as you want. Or just sit on a bench or the grass and enjoy the views and the people watching.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

best time to go is about 5am! too hot to walk up after that and mosquitoes are terrible late afternoon

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Walking down the Strand is amazing because of the view (to Magnetic Island) and the cafees. It is possible so swim in the ocean inside the stingernets.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lawn, beach, walking & cycling paths, water paly areas, informal & more formal eating places. The boardwalk bar in the evening at the beach end was heaven - beautiful visually and on all the senses. As others who sat near us exclaimed ' ahh this is living'. Great memorial to the war dead, historic Tobrook pool and its cafe. All in one 2km strip.

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