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 8am – 5pm
Ellis Beach Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Palm Cove 8am – 5pm
Clifton Beach Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Kewarra Beach Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Trinity Beach 8am – 5pm
Yorkeys Knob 8am – 5pm,
Holloways Beach 9am – 5pm,
Cairns Lagoon 6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues,  12 noon to 9pm Wed
Bramston Beach No Life Saving service
Etty Bay No Life Saving service
Kurrimine Beach No Life Saving service
North Mission Beach No Life Saving service
South Mission Beach No Life Saving service

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.