We walk the Strand Townsville each day – it’s one of our favourite things to do in Townsville. The beachside promenade bike and walkway runs from the Boat Marina at the River End, to the Rock Pool at Kissing Point, a return distance of 4.4 km. You’ll often hear locals say they’re going to “Do the Strand” and judging by the amount of camper-vans parked there daily, travellers agree.
Not being morning people we walk in the afternoon after Marty finishes work. He gets double points for cycling 12 km to work every morning.
What You Will Find in This Post
The Strand Townsville
We live near Riverway in Kirwan, which has a beautiful riverside walking/cycling circuit, but in Summer when it’s hot and humid we head for cooling sea breezes of the Strand.
Strand Water Park
Being close to the City Business District, the Strand is a popular place to exercise after work. In the mornings however it is mums with bubs that rule the sidewalk.
The Seaview Hotel is fairly quiet during the week but springs to life on the week-end with life music in the beer garden. As well as Counter Meals there is a popular Steak Restaurant.
Directly on the water, the C Bar has uninterrupted views of Magnetic Island and is a great place for an afternoon drink. Back to back with the C Bar is The Longboard bar and cafe, with standing room only on week-ends. The Longboard looks across the water toward the Port and Casino.
On the other side of the intersection is a food hub with Harold’s Seafood, Coffee Club The Strand, Juliette’s Gelato and more. Buskers entertain on week-ends when the area buzzes.
The Strand Townsville with Magnetic Island in the background.
Free exercise stations are spread along the promenade, offering a host of different workouts and Strand Fitness Northward offers Crossfit classes on the Strand. If boot camps are your thing, there are several on offer.
Strand Accommodation is a mix of new and older refurbished motels. Aquarius On The Strand, shown in the photo below is the only high rise building on the Strand. The bottom photo is taken from the Jetty looking toward Strand Park – home of the Strand Night Markets – with Castle Hill in the background.
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Rock Pool Townsville
When you visit next, make sure to walk the Strand – it’s right up there on the list of budget friendly things to do in Townsville Australia.
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