The five northern beaches of Townvsille – Bushland, Saunders, Toolakea, Toomulla and Balgal Beaches – comprise of rugged bushland, kilometres of secluded sand and an appealing spot for those looking for a quiet getaway or a great place to relax for the day.
Bushland Beach is just 25 minutes from Townsville’s central business district and offers fishing, swimming and water activities. The beach has a resort, barbecue facilities, playgrounds and a boat ramp.
For a great selfie spot, check out the old wooden shipwreck at Bushland Beach, which is visible when the tide is low.
If you’re looking for a secluded beach to call your own, Saunders Beach has six kilometres of sand that is virtually untouched. Comprising of a small residential community and accommodation, Saunders Beach is perfect for beach walks, fishing or lunching under the magnificent fig tree.
Nature lovers should pay a visit to Toolakea, another quiet beach along Townsville’s coastline. Here you can relax for hours over lunch, or take advantage of this location, which is perfect for birdwatching.
The beauty of Toomulla is the designated free tent and vehicle camping areas with views of the ocean. It’s the ideal location to unwind, escape the crowds and immerse in nature.
If fishing is your forte, try Balgal Beach. It has excellent boat ramp facilities and provides easy access to the spectacular Palm Island group. The area also has licenced cafes and accommodation options ranging from camping to holiday units.
For an island experience jump on over to beautiful Magnetic Island.
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