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Saunders Beach
Saunders Beach is located in Queensland
Saunders Beach
Saunders Beach
Location in Queensland
Population 409 (2016 census)
 • Density 146.1/km2 (378/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4818
Area 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Saunders Beach:
Bluewater Bluewater Coral Sea
Bluewater Saunders Beach Yabulu
Yabulu Yabulu Yabulu

Saunders Beach is a coastal town and suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the suburb of Saunders Beach had a population of 409 people.

Saunders Beach

Saunders Beach is a residential suburb approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of the Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The Saunders Beach community is situated just south-east of the mouth of Althaus Creek, the beach itself stretching approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) further south-east to the mouth of Black River.

At the 2006 Census, Saunders beach consisted of 407 residents, of which are spread across 200 dwellings (as stated by Thuringowa Council in 2004). A high proportion of the Saunders Beach population are aged in the 45-64 age bracket, with approximately 17.5% of the population aged between 45-54, and 11.3% aged between 55-64.

In 2004 a Beach Management Plan was put into place by Thuringowa Council, to establish causes of erosion and help manage any future detriment to the beach by means of both natural and unnatural erosion.


Saunders Beach is a popular local tourist destination, the northern end of which offers free, limited camping reserves. Access to Althaus Creek is provided by means of a boat ramp, and other community facilities include a community centre, and numerous parks with children's playground equipment.


There are no schools in Saunders Beach. The nearest government primary school is Bluewater State School in neighbouring Bluewater to the west. The nearest government secondary school is Northern Beaches State High School in Deeragun to the south-west.

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