The Strand & Beaches

Discover The Strand

The Strand is a 2.2km world-class beachfront promenade custom-built for enjoyment. Along this palm tree lined stretch are bike and walkway paths, safe swimming beaches, picturesque picnic spots, playgrounds, exercise stations, a water park and restaurants and bars with to-die-for water views.

You can enjoy the free family fun of The Strand Water Park, fish off the pier, choose to get active with a jog, or simply laze on the beach and enjoy the million-dollar views of Magnetic Island. The Strand offers the best of all worlds.

Stinger Nets

Stinger nets are installed at many of Townsville's beaches over the stinger season, which runs from November to May. Nets are only removed after the stinger season ends and once no stingers are caught in daily net drags for 14 days.

Stinger nets are installed and they are located at The Strand (north and south), Pallarenda, Balgal Beach, Horseshoe Bay and Picnic Bay.

Beach Access Mats

Wheelchairs, prams and strollers can access Townsville’s beaches on mats in the following locations:

Beach Mat Availability
The Strand Every day except Thursday afternoon from 4pm to Friday morning at 9am.
Pallarenda None currently

For more information on beach access mats visit our Disability page.

Lifeguard Hours and Status

Information has been provided courtesy of Surf Life Saving Queensland.