Beach hazard at Double Island Pt

A 4WD tries to drive up the beach at Double Island Point.
A 4WD tries to drive up the beach at Double Island Point. Contributed

NATURAL erosion and dangerous beach conditions at Double Island Point sparked an official warning to four wheel drivers against using the beach yesterday.

The danger is on the Wide Bay side north of the Liesha Track.

"Access past this dangerous section of beach is currently not recommended while these conditions persist," the warning from the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing stated.

"There is a risk of vehicle roll-over into water at narrow access points which could result in serious injury or death.

"Drivers are advised to remain alert and drive to tide and beach conditions at all times.

"For your safety - please observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers. Do not enter any closed areas."

A total fire ban also remains in place for the Cooloola areas.

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