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“Nice place for a walk!”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville
Ranked #1 of 83 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Strand is a nice place to sit by the ocean and relax. Nice view of Magnetic Island also. Nice walking for that ones whose are into the sports.

Thank brunogiacomini
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

best place in far north to share your fish and chips with the seagulls. Great to walk on a warm evening.

Thank slimreverend
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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.

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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.

Thank ZaneyHolidays
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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

2  Thank BPRT-8683
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