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 Daily 8am – 5pm;
Ellis Beach Daily 9am – 5pm;
Palm Cove Daily 8am – 5pm;
Clifton Beach Daily 9am – 5pm;
Kewarra Beach Daily 9am – 5pm;
Trinity Beach Daily 8am – 5pm;
Yorkeys Knob Daily 8am – 5pm;
Holloways Beach Daily 9am – 5pm;
Cairns Lagoon 6am to 9pm Thurs—Tues 12 noon to 9pm Wed
Green Island Daily 9.15am – 4pm
Bramston Beach No Life Saving service; “Be Crocwise”
Etty Bay Daily 9am – 5pm;
Kurrimine Beach No Life Saving service; “Be Crocwise”
North Mission Beach Daily 9am – 5pm;
South Mission Beach Daily 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.