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Surf Lifesaver guarding the beach. Most popular beaches in areas prone to marine stingers have stinger-resistant enclosures so beachgoers can enjoy swimming throughout the year. It is important to swim inside the enclosures as they are the only safe swimming zone on the beach. .Surf Lifesaving Queensland have an effective policy of dragging nets through the water to determine if stingers are lurking off the beach. If any are found, beachgoers are warned and lifeguard activity is heightened. In addition, if a stinger at a Queensland Beach stings anyone the beach enclosure is closed until a change of weather patterns can drive the stingers away from the coastline.