The Strand

Natural Attractions

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.


Beaches & Surf Carpark Coach Parking Cycling Disabled access available Family Fishing History & Heritage Swimming Walk


Free Entry

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