Beachgoers have been urged to keep an eye out after a deadly discovery on a Coast beach.

The highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snake washed up on Coolum Beach near the caravan park.

Snake catcher Rhys Chapman received the call out to rescue the stranded serpent.

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"Sea snakes don't like to leave the ocean so if they do end up on the beach, there's an underlying issue of an illness and injury," Mr Chapman said.

"Being a highly venomous animal, the last thing we need is somebody or a pet, having a bad encounter."

Mr Chapman has been called out to a steady stream of sea snake findings recently receiving one to two calls a week.

He said the area from Mudjimba up to Castaway's Bay had been a hotspot for the creatures.

"It's a lot of the weather that dictates it and our ocean is popular and busy so things do happen, accidents like we'll see snakes come in that have been clipped by a propeller," he said.

"But usually it's after we get the big storms with big swells, heavy rains, large winds, that sort of thing.

"They're strong animals but as soon as they get caught in the breaking waves they get tossed around, end up hurting themselves and then on the shore where they just can't get back out on their own."

Yellow-bellied sea snake rescued from Coolum Beach by Rhys Chapman Wildlife Services.
Yellow-bellied sea snake rescued from Coolum Beach by Rhys Chapman Wildlife Services.

Mr Chapman said the snake captured at Coolum Beach was taken straight to hospital.

"Our protocol for the sea snakes is once we've collected them we get them down to the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital and they give it a check over," he said.

"And then either myself and my team or the Australian Zoo wildlife rescue team will do the release.

"He will be released on Sunday."

Do you know what to do if you encounter a stranded sea snake? - here's some tips to keep you out of harm's way.

1. Do not touch the snake or try to push it back into the water. Beached Sea Snakes will likely just wash ashore again.

2. Sea snakes are venomous. Stay at a safe distance from the animal and do not touch it. Sea snakes have long fixed front fangs and are capable of envenoming people.

3. Watch closely for movement or signs of life.

4. Call your local wildlife rescue, a local snake catcher, or 1300 ANIMAL. State your location and send a photo to the carer or catcher if possible.