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.
Chowpatty Beach, India
Located in the heart of Mumbai, Chowpatty Beach is one of India’s most famous beaches. Unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest beaches in India and the most crowded and polluted in the world too. Considering the enormous amount of garbage left on the beach by visitors, the chances of catching something really bad are very high here.
Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii
Situated on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Hanakapiai Beach is stunningly beautiful…but there is a dark side to it – extremely strong rip currents that can drag even excellent swimmers out to sea with no chance of returning. According to local authorities, more than 30 people have drowned here since 1970.
Playa Zipolite, Mexico
Found on the southern coast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Playa Zipolite is sometimes translated as “the beach of the dead,” and there is a good reason for that. There are very strong undercurrents in this area that supposedly used to claim about 50 human lives each year, making it one of the deadliest beaches in the world.
Gansbaai Beach, South Africa
A popular tourist resort on the southern coast of South Africa, Gansbaai is considered the “Great White Shark Capital of the World.” Thousands of Great White Sharks gather along Gansbaai’s beaches between April and September. During this time, there is a 99% chance of a tourist spotting a shark right from the beach.
Heard Island Beach, Australia
Politically, the Heard Island belongs to Australia, but geographically, it is much closer to Antarctica. One of the most remote places in the world, the island has a beautiful beach surrounded by massive glaciers ,but its extreme location is also why this beach is on the list – the freezing Antarctic climate makes it a very dangerous spot to hang around.
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