Breakwater Marina

Lat 19º16S   Long 146º 49E

Mariners Dr The Strand
Townsville QLD 4810
Ph 07 4721 2233
Fax 07 4721 1124

WebsiteBreakwater Marina Townsville Queensland


Breakwater Marina in Townsville is all about superior service along with a real sense of boating community, catering for short and long term stays for monohulls and multihulls from 10m to 45m. The team at Breakwater Marina understand that each vessel is as unique as its owner. The team will tailor your particular berthing needs to the best marina berth available, all of which are supplied with power and water.

Breakwater Marina is adjacent to Townsville’s best waterfront precinct, The Strand foreshore, overlooking Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island.  Our protected oceanfront location is an ideal boating destination for staying longterm and making Townsville a home base. Breakwater Marina invites people living aboard their vessels to stay awhile and soak up the renowned north Queensland hospitality. If a short stopover suits your plans better, immediate ocean access, a city-side Marina and 24 hour fuel offers the convenience and preparation you need for your onward passage. Pets are welcome too!


Marina Amenities

An exclusive use laundry and bathrooms are available for Marina customers. To keep the marina tidy, we have a dedicated waste compound with receptacles for general refuse, paper/cardboard recycling as well as dedicated bins to dispose of those post engine service nasties like waste oil, filters and oily rags.

There’s a real spirit and sense of community at Breakwater Marina. Many long term tenants visited years ago and simply decided to stay. An annual social and events calendar brings people together regularly. Musical jam sessions share the unseen talents of floating residents, whilst BBQ’s and the big screen TV are dragged out to celebrate various competitions on the sporting calendar. An indoor games room has been created to offer Marina customers an all-weather respite from their boats with tables and chairs, TV, computer desk and coffee machine. It’s a social place to catch-up or chill out and by all means feel free to connect to the Marina’s free Wifi.

We’ve made it easy and fun to get around Townsville on one of our courtesy Marina pushbikes. Stretch your legs to Kissing Point for a swim or challenge yourself to take in the 360degree views atop of Castle Hill. Alternatively, book the Marina’s courtesy car to grab a quote, get some parts or to reprovision. On your return, grab a Marina supplied trolley at the top of your pier to cart your gear to your boat – effortless and convenient.

Wet Berths 325 Fuel Yes Chandlery Yes
Dry Berths 0 LPG Yes Boat Broker Yes
Water at Berths Yes Wifi Yes Bar Yes
Power at Berths Yes Shower Yes Restaurant/Cafe Yes
3 Phase Power Yes Laundry Yes Monitor VHF Ch 10
Max Berth Length 45m Boat Ramp No Office Hours 7 Days 8 – 5
Entrance Depth -2.5m Haulout/Slipway No Industry Member MIA MQ
Sewage Pumpout No Hard Stand No Coastguard Townsville


Fuel & Maintenance

Refuelling is via the floating on-water refuelling facility that sits conveniently just inside the Marina entrance – and it’s now open 24/7. Sitting half way between the Whitsundays and Cairns, Breakwater Marina Townsville is ideally located for that top-up on the run or that last minute refuel to get you fishing on the Reef.  Swipe your bank card or Marina Fuel Card and you can take on  unleaded fuel and diesel supplied on slow to Hi-flo at any time that suits you. We also offer LPG cylinder refills, ice and have an on site chandlery to keep you going.

The Marina no longer has a vessel haul-out but we do have a number of dedicated trades and services available from sparkies, to navigation, through mechanics to divers. Ask us for a service providers list at the Marina Office.


The following services and trades are available within Breakwater Marina or nearby.


Berth Layout

Breakwater Marina Townsville

Local Essentials

Breakwater Marina is all about convenience. We connect directly to the award winning Strand Park foreshore with its kilometres of shady parks and winding walkways. Don’t let the kids miss out on a splash in the free waterpark whilst Mum and Dad soak up the coastal vista. The  inner city hub of Flinders Street is the entertainment epicentre and a short walk from the Marina. Enjoy the Maritime Museum and Reef HQ, an Irish Guiness or a latte; whatever takes your fancy. A gastronomical smorgasbord awaits in City Lane and markets, cinemas and supermarkets are scattered across the city –  all within walking distance – so stock up, see the sights and stay a while!

Breakwater Marina is located within Townsville’s CBD whilst still having immediate ocean access. This delivers the perfect mix of convenience and ready access to city services and regional industry. The staff at Breakwater Marina happily build on this by welcoming visitors and taking an interest in boat owner’s needs during your stay. The team have developed a pain-free check-in system that includes taking your lines on arrival.

The staff at Breakwater Marina are happy to point you in the direction of local service providers whether it be repairs or servicing, maps and navigations systems or butchers and bottleshops. We have a full list of preferred suppliers that can help; many of which deliver to site. In fact, Breakwater Marina has partnered with local businesses that offer exclusive discounts to Breakwater Marina customers – from Hamburgers to Haircuts we’ve got it covered! We can also provide detailed maps of local restaurants, shops and service centres and if you need help getting there you can hire the Marina Scooter, use one of our courtesy pushbikes or we’ve got all the info on bus timetables, taxi/courier services and hire cars. Just see the friendly marina staff so they can help with whatever you need.

Breakwater Marina understands the convenience that comes with being able to do some of that nagging repair and maintenance work in your berth and does allow therefore a selection of this sort of work when moored. To this end, a number of regular marine suppliers, agents and repairers are versed in the work and restrictions that come with working in a marina environment. If the job’s a little more extensive, then a haul-out at one of Townsville’s two repair yards may be what you’re after.

Reasons to Linger

The beautiful city of Townsville is located amongst the natural wonders of Tropical North Queensland with diverse and awe inspiring experiences from the Reef to the rainforest to the dirt and dust of the outback. To truly discover the Townsville region, bring your sense of adventure and take the time to meet the locals, experience the lifestyle, culture and heritage that make the region so unique.

Magnetic Island and the stunning Palm Group are just off the coast from Townsville, with Magnetic Island (known as Maggie by locals) a perfect day or long weekend destination. Magnetic Island has secluded beaches and bays book-ended by rocky headlands, abundant wildlife and a thriving local community. The outer Great Barrier Reef is accessible from both islands. Snorkelling and diving are world class in this underwater playground with the SS Yongala considered one of the top 10 best wreck dives on the planet and one of the largest intact ship wrecks in the world hosting a dazzling array of tropical fish and marine life.

If you prefer your fish at the end of a line then Townsville will wet your game and sports fishing appetite. Renowned for its estuary, inshore sports and offshore game fishing, you’re sure to be hooked.

To the northwest of Maggie in Halifax Bay lies Rattlesnake and Herald Islands with only a short passage further to the north to be amongst the Great Palm Island Group. Ten islands form the Group and offer a diverse mix of tropical island experiences, majestic anchorages and sandy beaches. Another day run northeast has you marvelling at the natural wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island.

But if your time is limited, Townsville and its surrounds have natural beauty in spades. A short drive north, the enchanting Paluma Range and National Park hinterland is easily reached in a day trip. Be impressed by the ancient rainforest and the cascading falls at Little Crystal Creek, the stunning coastal views and the warm hospitality of the locals perched in the mountain top village of Paluma.

Further west, be enthralled by the history of the gold rush town of Charters Towers at the gateway to Queensland’s heart and outback. Or simply spend some time checking-out the largest urban centre north of Brisbane; Townsville. The city has all the expected public services, infrastructure, entertainment and cuisine expected of a regional city. If your timing’s right you may check-out the weekend art and farmers markets, any number of exhibitions and shows, festivals and celebrations, cultural and music performances and sporting events. Your stay in Townsville can be as relaxing or exciting as you like.

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