When talking about the Beaches the first thing comes to our mind is swimming, surfing, sun and sand etc. it holds everything you need for a perfect vacation but it can be dangerous too.
Here is a List of 10 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World.
1. NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
New Smyrna Beach is counted among top beaches in the state and one of the most dangerous beaches in the world. The beach reputation is not so good because of its in-water danger. It also holds the world record of most shark attacks and named as “shark attack capital” by Guinness book of world record. Not only in-water danger you have to be aware outside the water too, thieves are very common here.
2. CAPE TRIBULATION, AUSTRALIA
The beach name itself is a warning for the visitors. During the rainy season, thousands of venomous Jelly Fish use to swarm near the shore, Specially Box Jelly Fish. The venom of this jelly Fish is so powerful that it can cause swimmers to drown in water or it can kill a full-grown man within a minute. During the summer season, the out-water attacks are fatal as compared to in-water. In summer you can find some dangerous creatures like Crocodiles, Cassowaries and Venomous Snakes beside the water.
3. HANAKAPIAI BEACH, HAWAII
Hanakapiai beach is situated in a very dangerous location. To reach the beach the visitors first have to hike almost 4-5kms along the Kalalau trail. Because of its dangerous location, you will not find any lifeguards to save you from drowning. It is listed among the most dangerous beaches in the world because of its water powerful RIP currents. These currents push the swimmers into the sea. The closest safe shore area is almost 10km away.
4. HEARD ISLAND, ANTARCTICA
Because the beach is located closer to Antarctica it is known as Heard Island Antarctica, but it is officially owned by Australia. The beach is listed among most dangerous beaches because of its extremely cold water. The Island is actually formed of a volcano located approx 4000km south-west of Perth.
5. SHENZHEN BEACH, CHINA
Shenzhen beach is located across the border of Hong-Kong. The beach is listed among one of the most popular beaches in the world. In fact, the beach is dangerously popular because it becomes overcrowded during summers. Due to huge Gathering of people, accidents are common to happen. This is the only beach where you don’t have to be afraid of dangerous creatures. Here you have to be aware of humans either inside or outside the water.
6. PLAYA ZIPOLITE, MEXICO
Playa Beach is located on the southern coast of OAXACA also known as “The Beach of the Dead”. Staying outside the water is safe while entering the water is little scary. Here you don’t have to be afraid of sea creatures or other human beings. Here you have to be aware of huge waves. The huge waves led to formation dangerous undercurrents. You will get to see specially trained life Guards posted alongside the beach.
7. PRAIA DE BOA VIAGEM BEACH, BRAZIL
The beach reputation is not so good because of its in-water danger, Shark Attacks. Earlier to 1992 no such case had been reported. According to Environmentalists the shark attacks has increased because of destroyed coastal Eco-system caused by fishing boats. Due to which sharks started swimming closer to the shores.
8. STAITHES BEACH, YORKSHIRE
Staithes beach is popular among the surfers but a group of surfers had declared Staithes as one of the worst beaches in Europe. The beach is listed in most dangerous beaches in the world because of its polluted water. According to Marine Conservation Society, the water is not suitable for bathing sports as it fails to match the standard. However, the water is suitable for surfing and Paddlesports.
9. BEACHES OF THE AMAZON, SOUTH AMERICA
The Amazon is known as one of the most Bio-diverse areas in the world. You can find 25,000 different species of fishes here alone. The sea creature you have to aware of when you are on the beaches of Amazon is Piranha. During the dry season, Piranha’s are known for feeding on humans. Other than that you have to be aware of Anacondas and Electric eels.
10. CHOWPATTY BEACH, MUMBAI
Chowpatty beach is listed in most dangerous beaches in the world because of its polluted water. Being unsuitable for bathing sports the beach features a variety of pollutants. Every September locals celebrate the Hindu festival ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ and throw huge numbers of lord Ganesha’s statues into the sea water.