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Dead fish smell causes a stink around Kingscliff Beach

Glen Anderson barely able to stand the smell at the Kingscliff beach.
Glen Anderson barely able to stand the smell at the Kingscliff beach. Blainey Woodham

SOMETHING'S rotten in the town of Kingscliff.

It takes no Shakespeare to work that out, just a quick sniff as you walk onto the beach is all that is required.

Rotting vegetation and crustaceans washed in from the reef, as a result of the floods, has stagnated, causing a very unpleasant odour around the beach and also along Tweed Coast Road.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland said the council's top priority was public health.

"We are regularly monitoring the water supply," he said.

"There's a lot of run-off but we are confident there is not any problem with sewerage or drains malfunctioning."

My Daily News asked Kingscliff residents what they thought of the odour.

Kingscliff holiday park resident Glen Anderson said the smell was unbearable' a few days ago.

"Rotten debris on the beach was causing a smell so sickening that I had to put the air conditioning on and shut all the doors and windows to keep the smell out," he said.

"There were dead jellyfish and birds rotting in the sun."

"It was pretty awful."

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