The beach is the preferred destination for lovers of summer, tranquility, marine fauna and water sports. Although many of them seem like a paradise with their white sand, crystal clear and warm water, they can also have hidden dangers.

These are 6 of the most dangerous beaches in the world:


Hawaii, United States

They are part of the coast within the Volcanoes National Park. Its great attraction is the black sand. But their proximity to Mount Kilauea, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983, makes them highly unsafe.

The lava has come into contact with the sea on several occasions causing the water temperature to reach 110 degrees, making it impossible to submerge and swim.

Kilauea’s last recorded eruption was in December 2020

The last recorded eruption was in December 2020, after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the island.

In 2018, Hawaii had to declare a state of emergency after lava swept through 700 homes and spewed magma for four months.



In the Zapotec dialect, the name of this place that attracts thousands of foreign and local tourists every year means “beach of the dead”. The relaxed atmosphere, the festivals for young people and the gastronomy made it one of the most popular places in the state of Oaxaca.

It is a nudist beach, which invites visitors to get rid of all kinds of prejudices. Those who want can swim naked and sunbathe without clothes. But nobody is forced to do it, in Mexico.

Although it sounds tempting for those who lead a more hippy lifestyle, it can also be deadly. Sea water has strong and potentially fatal undercurrents.

New Smyrna Beach


It is located in the state of Florida, in Volusia County, one hour away from Orlando. Although it receives around 10 million tourists annually, it is known as the “shark attack capital of the world”.

There are 27 kilometers of white sand. It has all kinds of accommodation, from luxury hotels, picturesque inns, to houses facing the sea. Surf lovers visit these coasts tempted by the size of the waves. However, all these charms can end in tragedy.

Experts say that you are never closer than three meters to a shark in the water. The most common are the black fin, although sometimes there are also hammerheads and tigers.

Keep in mind that Florida is the state where there are more attacks by these animals on humans in the United States, with 269 cases between 2000 and 2009, and 218 from 2010 to 2019.

Fraser Island


It is the largest sand island in the world, located on the west coast of Australia. Its crystal clear waters, tropical forests, giant sand dunes and the landscapes it offers make it a paradise for lovers of nature and virgin places.

However, it can be very dangerous if precautions are not taken.

Its beaches are full of jellyfish. It is almost impossible to get in the water, swim and get out without being bitten. There are also sharks. And that’s not all. In the 1,600 square kilometers there are dingoes, a breed of extremely aggressive dogs characteristic of this country.

Attacks by these animals on humans have ended in deaths. In mid-2019, the Queensland government was forced to take steps to control the island’s dingo population, adding ranger patrols and imposing an intensive educational programme.

Chowpatty Beach


Located in Bombay, it is one of the most dangerous beaches in the world and one of the most polluted. The sand is littered with debris, debris, and boat wreckage. Garbage and carbon are the protagonists of the surface and the water.

This coast of India has fecal matter that arrives through the drainage system of one of the most populous cities on the planet with around 18 million inhabitants and untreated industrial waste.

In 2011, a ship sank and spilled more than 60,000 tons of coal, so swimming in Chowpatty is not an option, as it would cause significant health damage.

Goose Bay

South Africa

It is known as the “great white shark capital”, since the beaches of Gansbaai (South Africa) are home to these animals. Several inexperienced tourists had unfriendly encounters with these creatures.

The great presence of sharks is related to their feeding since, between April and September, around 60 thousand sea lions, the main objective of these aquatic animals, appear in the area.

The risk is such that diving without special protection is prohibited. The most seasoned visitors hire special excursions that invite them to dive inside a cage to have close encounters with the sharks.

Although many of them seem like a paradise, they can also have hidden dangers.

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