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“I don't like fake sand”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from 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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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“I don't like fake sand”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a man made beach. Which means all the sand is brought in by man. The sand has the weirdest feel, it's unlike any other beach. The water and the view are excellent, just the fake sand, I can't get over it.

Visited November 2012
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Sunshine Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Loved the atmosphere at night with everyone walking and running and enjoying the restaurants on those balmy nights. Food Glorious Food, Townsville serves perfect food.

Visited November 2012
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Townsville, Australia
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Swim, coffee, gelato, exercise”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The Strand was the best money the council ever spent. A lovely place to meet, with the best coffee in town (Juliettes), and a number of take-away or cafes to eat. Use the 3km track to go for a run, or go for a swim. I love the strand

Visited February 2013
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60 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Best thing about Townsville, long walking path the whole way along it, always lots of walkers with dogs or families having picnics. Picnic tables along the Strand, with some restaurants opposite and swimming nets to avoid the Jelly fish and tiger sharks. Sitting on teh grass staring across at Magnetic Island, you can just imagine you are in Vanuatu or New Caledonia or some other Pacific island. Love it!

Visited January 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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87 reviews
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“Townsville's best precinct”
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.

Visited January 2013
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