Saunders Beach, a town on Halifax Bay, is 18 km north-west of central Townsville.

Originally a sedate river-mouth holiday spot for locals with tents or weekender shacks, Saunders Beach has developed into a northern beaches location that hosts local events such as the Yabulu-Saunders Beach annual triathlon. It has holiday units, a general store and a public hall.

Census DatePopulation
196111
1996501
2006207
2011409
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