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Balgal Beach

Balgal Beach, Townsville Area

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Balgal Beach is a beachside community popular as a day and overnight trip destination for locals and tourists to Townsville. Just a few minutes from Rollingstone, Balgal Beach features a stinger net, which is installed and patrolled from November to May, and an excellent boat ramp facility with easy access to the Palm Island group. It boasts a superb sand beach as well as a wide creek mouth and is a renowned beach and river fishing location.

Other activities include visiting the Anzac memorial, viewing the interpretive historic signage, having a picnic and barbecue at the park, bird watching and fishing.

There is also a licensed cafe and a variety of accommodation which includes Holiday Units and Townsville City Councils two designated limited tent camping and vehicle camping areas. Download the flyer from their website for more information on free camping.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Sailing
  • Seakayaking
  • Swimming

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome.
Turn off via Bruce Highway
Balgal Beach, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Balgal Beach, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Balgal Beach is a beachside community popular as a day and overnight trip destination for locals and tourists to Townsville. Just a few minutes from Rollingstone, Balgal Beach features a stinger net, which is installed and patrolled from November to May, and an excellent boat ramp facility with easy access to the Palm Island group. It boasts a superb sand beach as well as a wide creek mouth and is a renowned beach and river fishing location. Other activities include visiting the Anzac memorial, viewing the interpretive historic signage, having a picnic and barbecue at the park, bird watching and fishing. There is also a licensed cafe and a variety of accommodation which includes Holiday Units and Townsville City Councils two designated limited tent camping and vehicle camping areas. Download the flyer from their website for more information on free camping.

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