Beach information in Queensland Australia
Queensland Beaches of Australia

Queensland Beach Clothing

The principle purpose of clothing when visiting a beach in Queensland is to protect you from the sun.

Here's what you'll need:

  • T-shirt
  • Bathers
  • Thongs/flip flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat, hat, hat - this point cannot be emphasised enough. Without a hat you expose yourself to the risks of facial sunburn, which is painful and makes you look like a cooked lobster.

For kids, spandex swimming tops designed as large t-shirts, protects the torso and arms from the sun. It's also possible to buy pants in this material that completely shelter the body from the sun.

If swimming outside a stinger net during the stinger season, wear a stinger suit.

During winter months in south-east Queensland (Surfers Paradise region) a wet suit or dry suit is worn by surfers to combat the cold water.

Some beachgoers bring along small tents specially constructed for beach use. Beach tents are designed to protect the inhabitants from the sun, but also provide a large opening on one side to allow the breeze to sweep in and to offer full views of the beach. The tents are small - just a good place to store your belongings and provide some shade. Beach tents usually fold up into a small bag and can be easily carried.
Alternatively, large beach umbrellas are used to block out the sun. However the big umbrellas are a hassle to use if strong winds are blowing across the beach.

While you're taking a stroll down the beach or having a refreshing swim in the water, you need to make sure your belongings are safe. In most instances it is safe to leave your valuables on the beach with your clothes, towels and other belongings. However, the risk is still there.

Do not hide wallets and car keys in your shoes - this is the first place a potential thief looks when scouting out a beach. Instead, either leave your wallet in the car or hide it in the bottom of a bag.