Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide

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The Strand

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  • Townsville
  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

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 two 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. There's also a free, kid-friendly Strand Water Park. All are patrolled by lifeguards daily, with hours varying seasonally. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; toilets. Best for: swimming.

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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, 4870, Australia

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1300-878001 -Townsville City Council

Published 07/21/2016


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