Who doesn’t love a vacation at the beach? The powdery white sand, crystal clear waters, coconut palm trees all around you… We at List25 love beaches too and have already published several beach posts such as 25 Of The World’s Longest Beaches You Absolutely Have To See, these 25 Beaches That Have Been Ranked As The Best In The World and these 25 Of The Coolest Beaches In The World. Truth to be told, however, not all of those beautiful beaches are safe to chill out at. Some of them are actually very dangerous for various reasons. If you want to enjoy a peaceful and adrenaline-free vacation, you should avoid these 25 Most Dangerous Beaches You Might Not Want To Visit.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Home to an astounding 238 shark attacks, New Smyrna Beach in Florida consistently ranks among beaches with the highest number of shark attacks in the world. However, despite these alarming numbers, there has yet to be a fatal attack at this popular beach; most of the bites are from young bull sharks nibbling for what they think is food.
Bikini Atoll Beach, Marshall Islands
Located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, the Bikini Atoll has astonishing beaches and diverse marine wildlife, but it was the site of 23 nuclear tests performed by the US military between 1946 and 1958. Although it has been more than 5 decades since the bombs were dropped on the atoll, the radiation levels are still dangerously high.
North Sentinel Island Beach, India
The North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands that belong to India. The island has picturesque beaches and stunning nature, but the natives are extremely hostile and violent toward any outsiders. They reject any contact with other people and have been even known to kill several intruders.
Schitovaya Bukhta Beach, Russia
This Russian beach is regarded one of the greatest spots for surfing, but you need to have a surf permit from the local authorities because of the number of restricted military facilities in this area. Also, the peninsula is home to the Russian Navy and their no longer used nuclear submarines. The radiation from these nuclear submarines has already caused several incidents.
Boa Viagem Beach, Brazil
Located in the city of Recife, Brazil, the Boa Viagem Beach is a popular vacation spot for both Brazilian and outside visitors, but local waters are infested with sharks that come from a deep trench close to the beach. Over the past 20 years, there have been at least 56 shark attacks out which 21 were fatal, which is an unusually high death rate.