The most dangerous beaches in the world

When we hear the word " beach " we usually smile. We think about how well it is sunbathing a few meters from the shore or how pleasant it is to enjoy a meal in one of those beach bars where they serve delicious tapas.

All of this is idyllic depending on the place, since you probably don’t want to take a dip in depending on which beaches. The ones you will see in this article are classified as the most dangerous in the world , so they are not the destination you would choose for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Fraser Island (Australia)

It is the largest sand island in the world, since it has an area of ​​more than 1,600 square kilometers. It is of incalculable beauty and every year it receives the visit of thousands of young tourists wanting to contemplate unique landscapes. The problem? That there are poisonous sharks and jellyfish that have claimed the lives of some bathers. In addition, there are also snakes and spiders that if they bite you can kill you, and there is even a breed of wild dogs called dingoes with which you have to be very careful, since it is a subspecies of wolf that does not understand caresses.

Praia de Boa Viagem (Brazil)

Don’t be fooled by its name. The "Bon Voyage" beach may spell the end of your journey in life. Why? Because since 1992 there have been more than 50 shark attacks on tourists. Overfishing and the destruction of the ecosystem of the place has changed the habits of the sharks, which come to the coast in search of food.

Chowpatty Beach (India)

In this beach you do not have to look for culprits among the animal kingdom. The main culprit is the human being, who is the one who has filled this sandy area with garbage and feces . Just looking at it is disgusting, so I doubt you feel like taking a chance. Despite the extremely high pollution rate, many Indians flock to this beach to celebrate the famous Ganesh Chaturthi, a colorful festival in honor of the god Ganesha.

Hanakapiai Beach (Hawaii)

Hawaii is paradise, but there are areas that you will wish not to step on. One of them is Hanakapiai beach, mainly because of the huge waves that endanger the few bathers who dare to get into the water. Also, you should know that there are no lifeguards, which is quite logical. Between 1970 and 2010, an estimated 30 drowned people died due to the strong currents that occur on this dangerous beach.

Reunion Island (France)

The Government had no choice but to ban bathing on the beaches of this island located to the east of Madagascar. There are not a few tourists who have lost their lives bathing in its waters due to a shark attack, which is why they made a drastic decision that harms the tourism of Reunion Island, but that will prevent tragic deaths. Despite this, it must be said that there are those who continue to travel there to contemplate the whales, volcanoes and coral reefs, always from a distance and without taking unnecessary risks.

North Sentinel (India)

It is the most dangerous island in the world. Those who have dared to set foot there know it first hand. It is in the Bay of Bengal and in it we find a tribe that remains completely disconnected from the rest of the world . So much so that they do not hesitate to attack the curious who try to visit it, so it does not seem like a good idea to bathe on its beaches. In fact, Marco Polo already warned in the thirteenth century of its dangerousness, indicating that foreigners who arrived were killed and then eaten.

Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)

In this case it is necessary to speak of radiation as a danger of death. The United States dropped 20 nuclear bombs between 1946 and 1958 in experimental mode, an aberration that led to the eviction of the vast majority of the island’s inhabitants. Although in 1997 its waters were declared free of radiation, the oldest of the place recommend passing its beaches and entertaining with other plans.

First photo: David Fleetham / Barcroft India / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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