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Four Mile Beach

Queensland, Australia

Four Mile Beach is one of the most popular beaches in northern Australia.1 2 The beach, which stretches south from Port Douglas to the mouth of the Mowbray River, is as much as a tenth of a mile wide at low tide and rip currents are highly unusual, making it a premium spot for both swimming and sunbathing.

Despite Four Mile Beach’s allure, there are potential dangers for the careless. During summer months, lifeguards set up nets to protect designated swimming areas from sea wasps, jellyfish that are known locally as “stingers.”3 In addition, the beach is occasionally closed due to huge saltwater crocodiles swimming off shore.4

$1.50 Australian postage stamp picturing Four Mile Beach in Queensland
Four Mile Beach



  1. Four Mile Beach (Port Douglas). Queensland Beaches. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.
  2. Port Douglas (Four Mile). Beachsafe. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.
  3. Port Douglas Travel Tips. Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.
  4. Croc Closes Four Mile Beach. Port Douglas. 2 Aug. 2012. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.

Published 2018-06-18