Beach Reports

The Beaches and Oceans of Tropical Queensland are an important part of the natural attractions of the region. During the warmer months Marine Stingers may be present in tropical waters, but by taking a few simple precautions you can minimise risk associated with the two types of potentially dangerous jellyfish (marine stingers). Swim at patrolled beaches and between the red and yellow flags. Look for, and observe, warning signs. Where provided, swim in stinger resistant enclosures, wear protective clothing and do not swim when beaches are closed.

Beach

Status

Lifeguard / Info

Port Douglas Closed 8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.- Nets Removed
Ellis Beach Closed Saturday 1pm – 5pm and Sundays/holidays 9am – 5pm.- Nets Removed
Palm Cove Open 8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.
Clifton Beach Open 9am – 5pm / Monday and Sundays.
Kewarra Beach Open 9am – 5pm /  Monday to Sunday.
Trinity Beach Open 8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.
Yorkeys Knob Open 8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.
Holloways Beach Closed 9am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday. Net Removed.
Cairns Lagoon Open 6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues,  12 noon to 9pm Wed
Bramston Beach Open Unpatrolled
Etty Bay Open Sundays/holidays only 9am – 5pm
Kurrimine Beach Open No Lifesaving service
North Mission Beach Open Holidays only 9am – 5pm.
South Mission Beach Open Sundays/Holidays only 9am – 5pm.

First Aid for Tropical Marine Stings

  1. Treat the sting- Pour Vinegar onto Sting
  2. Call for Help – Lifesaver/Lifeguard or dial 000 for Ambulance
  3. Emergency Care – CPR if needed
  4. Seek medical aid Hospital/Ambulance

WARNING: SYMPTOMS FOR IRUKANDJI STINGS MAY TAKE 20 – 40 MINUTES TO DEVELOP.
IF IN DOUBT, FOLLOW THE FIRST AID PRIORITIES AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.