Beaches are paradisiac getaways for many people. The shinning sun, the deep blue waters and surf aplenty is the dream of many holiday-goers. However, there are some beaches which are home to a number of hidden dangers and hazards that can quickly turn a lovely vacation into a horror story. From ‘The Beach of the Dead’ to ‘Great White Shark Capital of the World’, here are the 5 top most dangerous beaches around the globe.
Gansbaai, South Africa – White Sharks
Also called the ‘Great White Shark Capital of the World’, Gansbaai is home to the biggest number of great white sharks. These dangerous predators are always lurking off the coast because of the abundance of prey species living in this area. Called the ‘Shark Alley’, this region is restricted to swimmers. However, brave humans can cave-dive into the waters to get a close-up of the sharks, safely.
Playa Zipolite, Mexico – Fatal Currents
Meaning ‘beach of the dead’, Playa Zipolite, is located on the southern coast of Oaxaca state in Mexico. This beach owns its name to the fatal currents and rips which have already caused death. The beach is popular among the beach-lovers for it is still untouched and wild. Unfortunately, many of them have been victims of the rip currents even though the presence of lifeguards.
Cape Tribulation, Australia- Deadly Creatures
Located in Northern Queensland, Australia, Cape Tribulation is home to numerous dangerous creatures like deadly snakes, crocodiles, cassowaries, spiders, jellyfish and scariest birds. Cassowaries are massive and flightless, and can grow to weigh more than 160 pounds. These creatures are known as the scariest birds all around the world! While these huge vultures are aggressive and can inflict deadly injuries, the most poisonous and deadliest jellies are always present in the waters.
North Sentinel Island- Andaman Islands
North Sentinel Island is home to the last untouched tribes of the world. Despite that its beaches are blessed with sunshine and aqua waters, it is impossible to set feet on there. The natives do not like outsiders and they are not afraid to show it. They shoot flaming arrows to anyone who reaches few metres from the beach. If you want to enjoy a good and stress-free holiday, it is wise to keep your distance from this island.
Black Sand Beaches of Kilauea, Hawaii – Active Volcanoes
Hawaii is undoubtedly a dream destination for beach-goers. However, the black beaches of Kilauea are extremely dangerous, despite their magnificent beauty. These beaches are near one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Kilauea. Active since 1983, this volcano is always a threat to anyone in the surrounding area. According to marine biologist, the temperature of these waters can climb up to 110 degrees. So, it’s best to stay away!