The Strand, Townsville

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An important part of Townsville's history since the city was founded in the mid-19th century, The Strand is a long strip of the shore featuring a jetty, a recreational park, restaurants, cafes, and swimming pools. Recently named Australia's cleanest beachfront, the area hosts frequent festivities, fireworks displays, and art exhibitions. Consider checking out the city-sponsored program that highlights the area's many recreational options. You can choose to do one or all of the activities, including barbequing, swimming, cycling, skating, jogging, surfing, or diving. The program's events are popular with visitors and locals alike. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Strand and many more Townsville attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Townsville trip planning app .
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  • Just lovely. Lots of places to eat or drink. The sea isn’t for swimming in, unless of course you love to put your life on the line. There are cages to protect you from stingers. Not my thing. But the ...  more »
  • we stopped here for nostalgia purposes as we lived on the strand 20 years ago. We were expecting more changes, however it looked very similar. It isn't on par with the Cairns esplanade, but there are ...  more »
  • Great place to visit, very well pesented.worth a morning stroll.plenty cafes. Swiming incloser.waterfalls.very pretty  more »

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The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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