Popular for its sensational sunrises, Town beach offers great views of Flat and Round Top Islands and Dalrymple Bay. Town Beach is very popular with locals and visitors for late afternoon walks, fishing and watching the impact of Mackay's huge tides which can go out for miles during peak times.
The south-easterly sea breeze makes this a popular location for kite boarding.
The beach is fringed by Iluka Park, with an all-abilities playground, picnic tables, public toilets and barbecues. The Bluewater Trail starts here, winding past grasslands and mangroves as it heads toward the Pioneer River.
Town Beach is only a five minute drive from Mackay's city heart.