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.
Skeleton Coast Beach, Namibia
From the air, the shoreline of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia looks wonderful – a deep blue sea, lots of great surf, and infinite dunes. From land, however, it’s a different story. This extreme piece of land got its name from whale and seal skeletons, but many people have died here too due to the harsh local environment.
Tamarama Beach, Australia
Located just outside the Sydney Central Business District, Tamarama Beach is the most dangerous patrolled beach in the Australian state of New South Wales. The beach is frequented by Sydney-siders as well as foreign visitors, but the strong rip currents often pull even experienced swimmers out to the open sea.
West End Beach, Bahamas
Before throwing yourself into the crystal clear waters of West End, a coastal town located on the Grand Bahama Island, you should check the water for shark fins first. There are abundant shark populations around this beautiful Caribbean island, the largest population being tiger sharks.
Costa del Sol, Spain
Gorgeous sandy beaches, sunny climate, and cheap holiday packages make Spanish coastal regions such as the famous Costa del Sol very popular vacation destinations, but high winds combined with strong rip currents have caused several drowning deaths here, especially at beaches without lifeguards.
Cape Tribulation Beach, Australia
Located in Northern Queensland, Australia, Cape Tribulation is a coastal resort with amazing white-sand beaches. However, the area is also home to jellyfish, venomous snakes, crocodiles and cassowaries – large, flightless birds related to emus, that, when bothered, can be very aggressive and may inflict serious injuries.
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