The Strand & Beaches

Rockpool Annual Maintenance Temporary Closure

Council is conducting routine annual maintenance works of the Rockpool that will require the temporary closure of the pool for a period of five days.

Works within the Rockpool have been scheduled to coincide with the tides to allow for the pool to be grained and maintenance works carried out.

The Rockpool annual maintenance works are scheduled to commence on Monday 25 October 2021 and are expected to take five (5) days to complete.

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.

Beach Access Mats

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

Beach Mat Availability
The Strand Every Friday 10:30am to Saturday 3pm and special events on the Strand Beach (in front of Strand Park).
Pallarenda TBA

For more information on Beach Accessibility Mats visit our disabilities webpage.

Lifeguard hours and status

Information has been provided courtesy of Surf Life Saving Queensland.

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.

Stingers nets will be installed in the first week of November 2021. Nets are located at The Strand North and South, Pallarenda, Balgal Beach, Horseshoe Bay and Picnic Bay.