Please go to www.northqueenslandlifesaving.com/beachupdates.htm for beach updates.
Marine stingers can be found in North Queensland waters during the summer months, often from October through to May, and you can check the above website to see whether beach swimming enclosures (stinger nets) are in the water or have been taken out.
When stinger nets are in place, people should only swim in the ocean if they are inside the nets.
There are stinger net swimming enclosures on the Cassowary Coast at:
- Etty Bay near Innisfail
- Kurrimine Beach
- North Mission and South Mission Beach
In addition, there are public swimming pools at Innisfail, Tully and Cardwell. For more information see the swimming pools section in Services and Facilities.