In Townsville, beachfront accommodation is readily available. Many tourists like to stay on the beachfront for many reasons. Usually, there will be ocean views and this is certainly the case in Townsville with excellent views across the Coral Sea and of magnetic Island. Situated along The Strand, which is Townsville’s beachfront esplanade, you will find a complete range of excellent beachfront accommodations. This ranges from excellent hotels to modern apartments, motels, and resorts. The Strand offers the tourist much more than just a beachfront location. Right along the seawall, there is a range of excellent restaurants. There is also a patrolled section of the beach and a stinger net enclosure for those who want to swim during the wet season. A large saltwater pool known as the “rock pool” is situated at the northern end of the Strand and an Olympic size freshwater pool is at the southern end near the Townsville marina.
On Magnetic Island there is also plenty of beachfront accommodation. Horseshoe Bay on the eastern side of the island has a number of apartment-style holiday accommodation properties available for short-term visitors. Horseshoe Bay has a beautiful beach, stinger nets and hire boats. The beach is lined with quaint little restaurants and cafes. Nelly Bay on the southern side of the island also has great beachfront accommodation and there is a pier that is a terrific fishing location to keep your sons occupied. At the boat harbor where the ferry drops off visitors to the island, there are two modern apartment-style resorts supplying luxury accommodations to the island’s visitors.
Although not beachfront, there is also a range of waterfront accommodations in Ross Creek and the Palmer St precinct which is now the accommodation and nightlife capital of Townsville. Here you will find some of Townsville’s best accommodations and a choice of excellent new restaurants. Townsville is a sports lover’s paradise with three teams playing in national leagues as well as an annual V8 supercar event. These activities always bring thousands of visitors into Townsville when home games are on and Townsville accommodations. becomes unprocurable. It is a must to book your Townsville beachfront accommodation well in advance.