31 May 2021
The wondrous beaches that decorate everyone’s holiday dreams are sometimes not as innocent and peaceful as they seem. The beaches, which are the subject of postcard-like frames, can turn holiday dreams into nightmares with their cliffs, sharks, poisonous sea creatures and piranhas. Here are the most dangerous beaches in the world…
Burton Bradstock Beach in England poses a serious risk with its rocks falling from the hills that run parallel to the beach.
Although Reunion Island, 220 km off Mauritius, is frequented by surfers, it comes to the fore with shark attacks. 20 attacks have been recorded on the island in the last 5 years.
Fraser Island, in southeast Queensland, is also known to swimmers for its sharks and venomous jellyfish.
Hosting more than 60 thousand seals, Gansbaai attracts the attention of sharks and poses a threat to people who prefer the area to swim.
The popular beach in Recife, Brazil, has hosted 50 shark attacks since 1992.
The crowded Shenzhen beach, which is preferred by the Chinese to cool off in the summer, is the scene of many drowning cases for children between the ages of 1-14.
Numerous venomous jellyfish species found off the coast of northern Australia have killed at least 70 people since 1883.
The city of Volusia in the US state of Florida is home to beaches known for shark attacks. Since 1882, 267 attacks have been recorded in the region. This figure means that Volusia alone is home to more shark attacks than all of South Africa.
Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai opens onto one of the world’s most polluted seas.
Although the world-famous Copacabana has witnessed shark attacks, the region is more threatened by theft and crime.
Bikini Atoll, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is considered dangerous for two reasons: nuclear radiation and sharks. The United States tested 20 nuclear weapons on Bikini Atoll between 1946 and 1958.
The beaches in northern California, known as the red triangle, were home to 11 percent of all cases of white shark attacking humans.
Hawaii’s largest island, Kilauea, is located near the world’s most active volcanoes. The lava that has erupted on the island since 1983 is flowing into the ocean. There have been 102 shark attacks in Hawaii since 1828.
The word “Zipolite”, where there have been many drownings, means “the beach of death” in the Nahuatl language to the ground. Between 2007 and 2009, the lifeguards saved 180 people from drowning in the region.
Home to electric snakes, piranhas and anaconda snakes, the Amazon beaches are home to the most dangerous beaches in the world.
Apart from meeting European standards with its dirty water, Staithes waters, which are the worst in this regard, carry the risk of acute diarrhea, ecoli, typhoid fever, meningitis and Hepatitis A.