Four Mile Beach open to swimmers after run of bad weather


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OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Four Mile Beach is back open for swimmers after bad weather saw stinger nets removed over Christmas. Image: Newsport.

Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach has reopened and the stinger net is back in the water after the beach was closed due to the recent bad weather.

The net was put back in the water this morning after and the beach was officially reopened by Surf Life Saving North Queensland.

Surf Life Saving Club North Queensland regional manager, Rob Davidson, said it was necessary to close the beach while the region faced damaging winds and other weather events in recent days. 

“The beach was close before Christmas due to rough weather and it was closed for a number of days for rough weather,” he said.

While the beach is open, Mr Davidson reminded everyone to keep beach safety at the front of their minds.

“Always swim between flags because if we can’t see you, we can’t save you,” he said.

“Four Mile Beach will remain open until another weather event or stingers force us to close it again, our paramount concern is the safety of beach users.”

A Douglas Shire Council spokesperson said the debris that was been washed onto the beach during the recent weather will be assessed in the coming days.

The spokesperson said if most of the debris is not washed away by the natural tides, council may intervene to help clean the beach.

You can monitor conditions at Four Mile Beach on Newsport’s BeachCam and keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts. 



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