The Strand
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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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  • Rebecca
    Adelaide, Australia1,712 contributions
    Great for a stroll, jog or scooter ride. So many attractions for kids too
    Along the 2.2km stretch I saw some outdoor water pools and water playgrounds. A number of playgrounds, benches and facilities such as toilets and bike storage or scooter points. Plenty of cafes and shopping all along here too. Scenery is great. Not much of a beach though
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • KayleyH42
    Brisbane, Australia73 contributions
    Vibrant atmosphere
    So vibrant every day with people walking dogs, exercising, enjoying the water side cafe’s. Love the atmosphere! Both day and into the evening. I was lucky to visit during the Ephemera Art sculpture festival and the artwork was awesome.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Joshua C
    Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
    Great spot with so much to do!
    Great place to visit if in Townsville! Heaps of bars, restaurants and coffee shops along the strand- with lots of different cuisines! Lots of parking near-by so easily accessible! Would highly recommend taking a walk across the jetty to see the incredible islands in the distance!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Go31106060044
    2 contributions
    So much to do in one location
    The Strand has so much to do all along it, we loved the Rockpool the kids had a wonderful time and knew they were safe swimming in there. The large amount of playgrounds were a great hit and such a beautiful location to have a play at too. The splash water playground was a popular location, and loved the amount of tables and shade around and the different water play areas were fantastic for a free water playground.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
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2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The Strand has so much to do all along it, we loved the Rockpool the kids had a wonderful time and knew they were safe swimming in there. The large amount of playgrounds were a great hit and such a beautiful location to have a play at too.
The splash water playground was a popular location, and loved the amount of tables and shade around and the different water play areas were fantastic for a free water playground.
Written 10 October 2023
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Margie M
Nambour, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great service and room with a great view of the Strand. Everything worked and parking secure. We will go there again in 2024. Close to shops and walks outside the front entry.
Written 5 October 2023
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Joshua C
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great place to visit if in Townsville! Heaps of bars, restaurants and coffee shops along the strand- with lots of different cuisines! Lots of parking near-by so easily accessible! Would highly recommend taking a walk across the jetty to see the incredible islands in the distance!
Written 6 August 2023
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KayleyH42
Brisbane, Australia73 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
So vibrant every day with people walking dogs, exercising, enjoying the water side cafe’s. Love the atmosphere! Both day and into the evening. I was lucky to visit during the Ephemera Art sculpture festival and the artwork was awesome.
Written 3 August 2023
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Lorraine T
Nambour, Australia33 contributions
Jul 2023
I loved walking along the Strand. The views were amazing and great coffee shops and eateries to enjoy along the way
Written 1 August 2023
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Scott H
5 contributions
Jul 2023
Great selection of restaurants and park activities for all. And a selection of beaches and the rockpool for swimming. Grab a scooter if you get too tired on your journey
Written 1 August 2023
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia1,712 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Along the 2.2km stretch I saw some outdoor water pools and water playgrounds. A number of playgrounds, benches and facilities such as toilets and bike storage or scooter points.

Plenty of cafes and shopping all along here too. Scenery is great. Not much of a beach though
Written 9 July 2023
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Jenny P
Milawa, Australia3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful well worth the visit.
We loved walking along the beach.
Watching the people swimming and there is a lifesaver.
It's a good long walk if you want.
Written 24 May 2023
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Mattijs v
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
I’m quite disappointed with the lack of crocodiles.. there were warning signs of them but didn’t saw any…. Looks like i made my trip for nothing. I will ask for a refund for my traveling
Greetings from belgiums best Croc Spotter
Written 24 April 2023
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Greg M
Hoxton Park, Australia5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Strand is a fantastic locality BUT the electric scooters are a TOURIST RIPOFF

We paid $19.83 for 32 minutes use and covered only 5.28 km. Sadly there was 2 of us so the rental was just under $40.00. A taxi would be cheaper. These charges are a disgrace as the strand lends itself to the scooter use but the costs are prohibitive and explains why mostly the scooters lay around idle . Surely someone can fix this . Greg
Written 23 March 2023
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