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Great Barrier Reef Sights

The Strand

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Updated 01/16/2014

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Dubbed Australia's Cleanest Beach, this palm-flanked stretch of sand—lined with jogging tracks and cycleways, picnic-friendly parklands, and hip beachfront bars—has swimming enclosures and a long pier perfect for fishing. The beach and its permanent swimming enclosure, Strand Rock Pool, are fitted with temporary nets during box-jellyfish season, November–May. Free, kid-friendly Strand Water Park, open on weekends, is patrolled by lifeguards; the Rock Pool is closed

every Tuesday and Wednesday for maintenance except in holiday periods. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; toilets. Best for: swimming.

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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, 4870, Australia

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Updated 01/16/2014


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