The Strand is a people magnet – its broad pedestrian precinct,
restaurants, and a sensational view of a tropical island and the
saltwater and freshwater swimming pools – essential for cooling
off in this tropical city – is an innovative leisure facility.
It is alive with visitors and locals, both day and night. There
is nothing else like it in Australia.
The four beaches that make up The Strand promenade are part of
the wider Cleveland Bay. Magnetic Island floats a few kilometres
Three headlands have been built at the end of key streets. These
promontories give a sculpted appearance to the formerly straight
beachfront. At the same time, they protect the existing beaches
from erosion in high seas. Around the headlands and along the
dune system, plantings have ensured both a pleasant park-like
appearance and dune stability.
The 2.2 km Strand promenade is a multiple-use venue: a pleasant
walk, a fishing pier, an art gallery, and an exercise route for
The safe stinger resistant enclosures and the ‘wet playground’
with its water activities are popular family recreation areas.
Lifesavers on duty at the Water Park ensure the safety of children
when enjoying this facility.
There’s no cost to the public to enjoy the ambience of The Strand
and its many public amenities. Even doggy-doo bags are provided
The Strand is an absolute beachfront park, owned by the people.
Other innovative highlights include:
- A 60m jetty, purpose-built for anglers, with triangular shade
awnings, filleting stations, a bin, lighting and safety rails
- A purpose-built fishing platform for anglers behind the rock
- Access for people with disabilities to fishing platforms,
the beach and playgrounds
- The Wind Project on The Strand
- Anzac Park - Garden of Remembrance built during 2004-05
- Hero’s Walk - an Olympic walk at the end of The Strand near
Tobruk Pool - opened just prior to the 2004 Olympic Games and
providing photos and information on heroes of the past
- Strand Park is an innovative design that is suited to a wide
range of events as well as community and individual leisure
The Strand is alive with visitors
and sightseers, both day and night. There is nothing else like
it in Australia.