Saunders is about 30 min from Townsville City. Its is a very long beach so great for the pooches to burn off some energy (and you can burn some calories too). Try to go at low tide when theres lots of shallow pools on the sands for the dogs to run through and it makes it much less crowded. Its a public beach so if your dogs are going off-lead make sure they are under control at all times and dont forget your poop bags. At the end of Cay St, there usually lots of parking as well as a tap to water the dogs and wash sand off human feet and canines alike. Theres also a toilet so you can go for miles and know you still have a pitstop when you get back to the car.