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, Closed due to marine stingers
Ellis Beach 9am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Palm Cove 8am – 5pm Closed Due to Marine Stingers
Clifton Beach 9am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Kewarra Beach 9am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Trinity Beach 8am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Yorkeys Knob 8am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Holloways Beach 9am – 5pm Closed due to marine stingers
Cairns Lagoon 6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues 12 noon to 9pm Wed;
Bramston Beach No Life Saving service
Etty Bay 9am – 5pm
Kurrimine Beach No Life Saving service
North Mission Beach 9am – 5pm
South Mission Beach 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.