Jellyfish can be seen in the waters off Bald Head Island and wash up on the beaches, especially in the spring. 

  • Jellyfish can sting even when they are dead so don’t touch a dead jellyfish.
  • Keeping a small flask of white vinegar in your beach bag is the best response to a jellyfish sting.  If somebody is stung apply liberally to the affected skin.
  • Take a credit card and scrape off any remaining tentacles
  • Do not rinse off in freshwater until you’re sure you’ve removed all signs of the jellyfish. Freshwater will cause stingers to fire.

Source: BHI Conservancy