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Top Places In The World You Should NEVER Swim In

Almost everyone loves to go swimming; I mean that’s one of the best things to do in the summer. Going on a vacation to a place you’ve never heard of is the thing to do, in order to “see the world”. It’s important to perform some research before you go swimming, as not every body of water is meant for swimming. Here is a list of the top places in the world you should never swim in.

Sea Snakes in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf waters are actually supposed to be free of sea snakes. They usually stay within the Pacific, but now they are making their way over to the Gulf of Mexico. A fisherman saw a snake in Texas. “It had white/bluish and black bands and came from under the weeds and then swam to the surface. It was a sea snake and I have no doubts about what I saw,” said the Fisherman. He also said that the “snake” had a paddle-like tail and he his fishing partner just watched it for a moment. The scary part is, snakes aren’t supposed to be in Texas.

The Dominican Boiling Pit

This may look like a beautiful place to swim in, but this is actually one of the most dangerous places you can swim in- in the world. This is the Boiling Lake in the Dominican Republic, and hiding under the surface of the water is volcanic magma. The water is boiling hot!

The Large Hole in the Ground

This is the Jacobs Well, and it’s located in South-Central Texas. This well has clear water, in order for you to see the very large manhole inside. The manhole has several different tunnel systems, where a person can easily get lost in. It’s best to just enjoy this well from a distance.

See You Later Alligator

The Nile River is one of the most famous rivers, because it is the longest river in the world. It connects the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean into one river system. There are a few reasons why you should never swim in the Nile. Egypt doesn’t have the cleanest of sewage systems, but the Nile is also completely full of alligators. The Nile alligator has killed approximately 268 people. The Nile waters are dangerous.

Hanakapiai Beach

Everyone wants to go to Hawaii at least once. When planning a vacation Hawaii usually crosses a person’s mind. However, when planning your vacation just stay away from here. There aren’t many human safe beaches around here. The waves are so fierce; they can reach such incredible heights to the point where they can push you right into the rocks. It’s best to plan your vacation in another part of Hawaii.


This is Bubbly Creek Chicago; and surprisingly enough it’s not a real creek. This is actually a human waste runoff that has been in existence for decades. Just stay away from here.

The Samaesan Hole

It may be a beautiful place, but it’s best to stay away from it. This is the Samaesan Hole, and it’s a very dark swim. Even the best swimmers are advised to not go swimming in it.

Dangerous Toxicity

This is a very dangerous place to swim in. This is Lake Karachy, and experts say just a one hour swim in the lake can result in death by posion, due to the toxicity the lake has.


This is not a lake, this is a Florida sinkhole. It’s not a good idea to become an instant cliff diver by swimming in this sinkhole. It’s best to stay away from it.

Lack of Space

This is Kipu Falls, and the amount of people it brings in the summer can be deadly. With a high volume of people, it can cause a lack of space- and many people have actually drowned here.

It’s Best to Stay Away

There are many reasons to stay away from here. This is the Amazon Basin, and it runs through South America and it’s the home to some of the most dangerous creatures in the world. There are piranhas, barracudas, and even small fish that swim into your urinal tract and lay eggs. Hopefully those are enough reasons to keep you away.

Lake Victoria

This is Lake Victoria, and it’s one of the largest lakes in all of Africa. The lake itself is a great place to swim, but be careful where you go, because there are some parts of the lake that has extreme weather systems. Unfortunately, the number of fatalities in Lake Victoria currently averages at 5,000 a year.

Carbon Dioxide

This is Horseshoe Lake in California. There are several lakes in California you can swim in; but this is not one of them, because this lake is full of carbon dioxide. One sign that lets you know you are getting close to this lake is you’ll come across a ton of dead trees around it.

Chemical Lake

This is the Rio Tinto, and it’s a Spanish lake. The lake is near an old mine, and all the run off chemicals from it spilled into the lake. The chemicals in the lake gave it that red tinted color.

Do Not Go Swimming

This may look like a beautiful place, but it’s definitely not for swimming. This is the Ganges River in India. Not everyone can afford a home; so they use this river as a bathroom, and a shower, as well- since not everyone has a place they can shower at. A lot of industrial zones run chemicals into this river, as well. It’s just best to stay away from here.

Shark Waters

This is a tiger shark, it was found off the coast of South Africa in a region called Gansbaai. You can find a wide range of shark species all roaming around there together, you can even find great whites there too. But I wouldn’t go looking if I were you.

The Hoover Dam

This is the Hoover Dam, and it has many reservoirs to it. The reservoirs can easily pull a person into one. It’s best to not risk it, and find somewhere else to swim.


Asia is not a great place when it comes to their rivers, and it’s best to not swim in them. Most of them are all full of different kinds of waste. Unfortunately, most of the village people don’t know how to dispose of things correctly.

The Uk’s Buxton Derbyshire Blue Lagoon

The water may be clear and beautiful, but don’t fall for it. This is the UK’s Buxton Derbyshire Blue Lagoon, and it has a high enough PH level to burn your toes off. Warning: Do not swim here.

Stay Away During Hurricane Season

Don’t get me wrong, the Gulf Coast has some great spots to go swimming; however, hurricane season is a dangerous time to book your vacation. It’s best to try to avoid hurricane season when you vacation or go swimming here.

It’s a Shark Reunion

This is Reunion Island Madagascar. This is now the shark capital of the world, as of 2019. There have been already about 50 recorded attacks this year. A huge warning: stay away from here.

The Harsh Yorkshire Rapids

England usually too cold to swim, but here at the Strid River in the middle of Yorkshire, England- the rapids are extremely harsh. The rapids could push you back and forth from rock to rock.

Box Jellyfish

This is Queensland, Australia; and they have small but deadly creatures. They have Box Jellyfish, and they are vicious little things. Those who get stung by these things have about a 99% chance of not making it out of the water.

The Red Triangle

This is the red triangle and it’s a region in California. This is where great white sharks love to hang out at. The Bolinas Beach is in the middle of where the great whites go; and is not a recommended place for anyone, especially swimmers.

New Smyrna Beach

Florida is one of the more popular vacation areas, and it’s also known for its crazy amount of shark attacks. New Smyrna Beach held the record for shark attacks, until Madagascar swooped in and stole the number one spot.

Victoria Falls

This is the Zambian “Victoria Falls”. It’s a very safe place to swim, just as long as you have an experienced guide with you.

The Potomac River

This is the Potomac River in the US. It may look harmless; however, it has such a powerful waterfall- that it can easily pull you into it.

Tiger Sharks

In the West End of the Grand Bahama Islands is where you’ll see tiger sharks, and a lot of them. Tiger sharks like the hot weather, so they will stick around as long as it’s warm.

Crater Water

This is Lake Kivu Rwanda, and the water is actually located on top of a crater. By visiting these waters you can expect monthly eruptions.

Learn How to Swim Before Swimming in the Ocean

Most drowning cases happen, due to not being able to swim. When swimming in the ocean, it’s important to understand how currents work. If you ever get caught in a current, swim with the current. Don’t ever swim against the current, or you will drown. It’s important to note this fact about currents before you try to swim in Myrtle Beach or South Carolina (these places are known for having the strongest currents in America.)

Research, Research, Research

Before you go on vacation, it’s important to perform your research beforehand. For instance, just because a place like the Gulf of Thailand is beautiful and looks to be full of life- doesn’t mean that you are safe there. That life could hurt you. Just make sure you research the creatures that live there, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

The Unknown Lake

Here is the Blue Lake in Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia), and it’s actually full of hydrogen sulfide- which means that it would make for a very uncomfortable swim. Also, no one has actually been to the bottom of the lake, so who knows what’s down there.


This is Mono Lake. This lake used to be beautiful and full of natural resources, until Los Angeles drained everything it could of it. Today, this lake is toxic and very unstable for a swim.

Hot Lagoon

This is Laguna Caliente or the “Hot lagoon”, and it’s located in Costa Rica. Just to even get close to the lake you need special heat resistant equipment and a permit, due to the deadly hot temperatures of this lake.

Lake Chagan

This is Lake Chagan in Kazakhstan, and this used to be where they held Russian underwater nuclear tests, during the cold war. Unfortunately, it won’t be swimmable for about 20,000 years.

Lake Nyos

Lake Nyos in Cameroon erupted into a volcano with a cloud in 1986. Unfortunately, it killed more than 1,700 people. Luckily, it has remained calm since then, but that could change at any moment.

Lava Pit

This is the Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. This is not a lake with a body of water, this is a lava pit. It’s actually the largest active lava pit in the world, and you need special equipment to even get close without suffocating.

The Berkeley Pitt

This is the Berkeley Pitt in Butte, Montana- and it used to be a copper quarry. Now, it’s completely full of toxic chemicals. Anyone who has swam here has ended up in the hospital.


This is the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, and it’s full of sharks. It’s best to not swim in these waters. Sharks normally don’t like the smell or taste of humans, but hunters have made the water dangerous- and sharks will bite whatever they can get their hands on.

Pustoye Lake

This is Pustoye Lake in Siberia. Animals are actually unable to reproduce here; and most die, due to natural cause. It’s best to stay away from a place where even fish can’t survive at.

The Mumbai River

Did you know, India has a population of more than one billion people? A large portion of these people live in the city of Mumbai. Unfortunately, a huge chunk of those people live in poverty. Which means they groom, bathe, and use the restroom all in the same spot- the river. This is not a good place to swim- unless you want to become ill.

Celestial Falls

This is the Celestial Falls in Oregon. They are in a class five rapid’s system known for their intense nature. The Rapid’s at Celestial Falls are actually legally off limits to kayakers.

Experience Only

Unless you are extremely experienced in white water, it’s best to stay away from here. “Section Two,” is a part of the Lochsa River, in the State of Idaho. This course is 57 miles long starting at “Crooked Fork Creek,” and ending in “Lowell”, and there are about 63 rapids within this course.

The Upper Section

The “Upper Section” is located on the Futaleufú River, in Chile. The Upper Section is in a class four rapids system and 14 miles long. It’s best to stay away from here unless you are experienced, and in incredible shape.

Whirlpool Rapids

This is the Whirlpool Rapids; and it’s a part of the American side of the Niagara River, in New York. These class five rapids are extremely dangerous, and currently off limits to paddlers. The rapids can reach insane speeds of more than 20 mph. They have been off limits to tourists since the 1970’s, because too many tourists died on them.

Section Four

Section four is the most dangerous section of the Chattooga River between Georgia and South Carolina. It may look like a beautiful spot, but many lives have been lost on section four.

40 Foot Drop

This is Dipper Creek and it’s located in the Squamish Valley, in British Columbia, Canada. It’s advised to not try and conquer these white waters, due to there being a 40 foot drop throughout. One of the best things to do over the summer is to swim, and sunbathe on gorgeous beaches. But some of the best places to sunbathe are actually habitats to some extremely dangerous creatures. Next time you go on vacation, make sure you take the necessary steps needed in order to stay safe- especially if your favorite beach is listed below:

Kauai Island

This beach is located on the North side of Kauai Island. This beach may look incredible, but you should definitely not swim here. It’s near an active volcano, and it also has an intense undercurrent. The lava from the volcano can even make its way into the water, occasionally. It’s best to not swim here.

North Sentinel Island Beach

In the Bay of Bengal, there are almost 300 Andaman Islands located within- but there is one island in general that is considered one of the remotest islands in the world. A tribe of indigenous people, the Sentinelese inhabit it now. They are tuned out from the rest of the world, and they still maintain using medieval hunting skills and equipment, and they possess the survival instincts- which make them dangerous. Once, an airplane containing photographers flew near the island, and the locals actually hit the airplane with almost 100 arrows. People who are brave enough to approach this island, put themselves at risk of being killed. Stay far away from this island.

New Smyrna Beach

This is New Smyrna Beach in Florida. If you aren’t fond of sharks being near you while you’re swimming- then I wouldn’t plan a trip here. There have been approximately eight deaths, due to shark attacks in the last eight years. The most common types of sharks in New Smyrna are bull sharks, and they are excellent freshwater swimmers and hunters. There were more people who were bit by sharks in this region than anywhere else in the world, in 2007. The following year they continued to top that list with an insane amount of 24 annual bites.

Bikini Atoll Beach

This is Bikini Atoll Beach in Marshall Islands. This beach is gorgeous; however this secluded beach contains over 23 nuclear bombs that were dropped at different test sites during the 40s and 50s. A person would need to receive approval beforehand, and pay for two official representatives and a diver to chaperone their dive. They would need to do all of that before they could dive in these waters. It’s best to just stay away from this beach.

The Beach of the Dead

This is the Playa Zipolite, and it’s located on the Pacific Coast in Mexico. The locals actually call it “the beach of the dead”, because approximately 50 swimmers die every year- due to the heavy current. It may be a dangerous beach, but it’s the only public nude beach in Mexico.

Fraser Island Beach

Huge sharks swimming in crystal- clear water and box jellyfish are just a few reasons why you should always be careful when you’re in Australia. This is Fraser Island Beach, and it’s a very quiet beach. There are no lifeguards here, so you have to swim at your own risk. The beach is also full of wild dingos and giant spiders.

Heard Island Beach

This is Heard Island, and it’s actually closer to Antarctica than to the rest of Australia. It’s an extremely remote place, possibly the most remote place on the planet. There are a lot of wetland sites across the coastal area which includes; rocky shores, lagoons, and a lot of vegetation, and they are all separated by active glaciers. The temperatures are surprisingly very high, because of its proximity to the Antarctic Ocean. There is a research facility on the island, and unfortunately- there have been a lot of scientists who have died trying to get to that facility.

Tamarama Beach

This is the Tamarama beach in Australia, and this beach is a huge hit for the locals. But this beach is actually one of the most dangerous beaches in the world, due to its powerful rip tides and shore breaks. The locals call this beach “Glamorama”, because it attracts a lot of trendsetters and celebrities to its shore. But the intense rip tides should make you rethink swimming there.

Chowpatty Beach

This is Chowpatty beach in India, and it’s one of the most polluted beaches in the world. Between trash being left by visitors, and industrial waste being dumped off- this poor beach has seen better days. The beach is still highly favorable by the locals and tourists, but its water is highly contaminated. An experiment revealed that the fecal bacteria level in the water was 1455 per 100 mL, which is a lot higher than the tolerable value of 500 per 100mL, in 2013.

Broome Beach

This is Broome Beach in Australia, and there are tiny killer creatures living in its waters. Box jellyfish are known to swim freely at this beach. These creatures are known to sting and even kill swimmers. Between the months of May and November, box jellyfish are abundantly present. Approximately 160 people have been stung by a box jellyfish, within the last 5 years. This is also one of the biggest nude beaches in Australia.

Lamu Island Beach

This is Lamu Island Beach in Kenya, and the Somalian pirates rule these waters. The Al-Shabab terror group has destroyed the economy of this small planet, present near Kenya. There are many tourists and visitors who have been captured by the pirates, and most of them never made it back. The beach used to be beautiful and safe, now it’s taken over.

West End Beach

The Bahamas is a gorgeous place to visit, and tourists travel all around the world to vacation here. There are some dangerous beaches in the area, like this one. This is the West End Beach in Bahamas, and it’s an extremely dangerous place to swim. The West End Beach is home to the greatest number of tiger sharks in the world, and you can also find other types of sharks here like; hammerheads, bull sharks, and black tips. It’s best to not swim here.

Staithes Beach

This is Staithes beach in the Uk. It’s a popular beach when it comes to surfers and tourists; however, environmentalists look down on it. It’s actually one of the most polluted beaches in the world. The main reason why the beach is so polluted is because of the abundance of industrial plants found nearby. These plants dump toxic waste into the ocean, making these waters very undesirable to swim in.

Manaus Beach, Brazil

There are many desirable beaches in Brazil, but the Manaus beach in Brazil is a dangerous beach to swim in- due to crime. The highest number of homicides across the country was reported in Manaus, in 2016. It’s probably for the best to find another beach in Brazil.

Hanakapiai Beach

This is Hanakapiai Beach in Hawaii, and it’s a dangerous place to swim at. In the last 30 years, over 30 people have lost their life at this beach. This beach is known for its intense rip currents, powerful shore breaks, an unbelievable high surf. Those elements make it impossible to swim here, and make it a very dangerous place.

Uttakleiv Beach

This beach is the most breathtaking place to witness. This is the Uttakleiv beach in Norway, and there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this beach. The temperatures at this beach can drop instantaneously and severely, leaving a person with hypothermia- and possibly death. If you still decide you want to visit this beach, be extremely prepared for the weather.

Dumas Beach

This is Dumas Beach in India, and some of the locals think it’s haunted. Some visitors have said they heard eerie howls, and strange voices throughout the night. The beach also has black sand. There have even been people who have disappeared after their trip to the beach. If those reasons aren’t enough to keep you from going to the beach, here’s another one. There are king cobras roaming around the Arabian Sea. This beach is creepy, and it’s best to stay away.

Shivaya Bukhta Beach

Surfing is a well-known sport, and usually you can just grab the equipment needed and go- but at this beach you actually need a permit to surf. This is Bukhta beach in Russia. You actually need a permit to surf here, because Russia keeps their old nuclear submarines submerged in the water here- and it‘s also close to a few clandestine military facilities.

Boa Viagem Beach

This is Boa Viagem beach in Brazil, and in the last two decades, approximately 56 people have been attacked by sharks- of which 22 died. This is because many shallow water sharks are located here. The trash that is discarded by shopping vessels, and low-frequency sounds emitted by the vessels- tend to entice the sharks.

Skeleton Coast Beach

This is Skeleton Coast Beach in Namibia, and this beach is appropriately named. Whale skeletons and dead fish; tend to wash up on the shore. You can almost always find remnants of shipwrecks or carcasses scattered around the beach. There are also large animals found here such as; lions, elephants, and hyenas.

Copacabana Beach

This is Copacabana beach in Brazil, and you can’t really be too careful at this beach. You already have to worry about the sun and high waves, but there’s more you need to be wary of. The crime rates here are always high. There are also a lot of sharks in these waters. There are a lot of factors here that make this place dangerous, and you really can’t be too careful at this beach.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Who doesn’t love California, or dream of vacationing there. However, this particular beach isn’t a place you dream about. This is the Bolsa Chica State Beach in California, and you can find poisonous snake’s here that can kill a person with just one bite. This beach is known to be a favorite for locals and tourists. However, it’s important to understand the dangers of this beach- or maybe choose a different one.

Alappuzha Beach

This is the Alappuzha beach, and it’s located in India. This beach is home to some extremely deadly creatures. There are a lot of dangerous creatures in these waters such as; pufferfish, sharks, eels, and jellyfish. Just know what you’re getting yourself into, if you ever decide to brave this beach.

The Coast of Queensland

This is the Coast of Queensland in Australia, and it is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth. This beach is the home to hundreds of thousands of bottle jellyfish. These bottle jellyfish are extremely tiny, so it’s hard to spot them while swimming. Its body is completely covered in little stingers, so once the jellyfish comes in contact with you, its venom will shortly be inside you- in no time.

Costa Del Sol

This is Costa del Sol and it’s located in Spain. The beaches here are filled with extremely dangerous jellyfish. Stepping on a jellyfish or encountering one while swimming can lead to paralysis extremely quickly, due to their poison. The government went through extreme lengths in order for tourists to still be able to swim, by removing approximately one ton of sea animals from the waters.

Cape Tribulation Beach

This is Cape Tribulation beach in Australia. This beach may be an extremely famous resort town, but it’s a hazardous location. This beach is home to dangerous creatures such as; crocodiles, jellyfish, cassowaries, crocodiles, and snakes. Be very careful during May and November, as the jellyfish tend to go on a stinging spree throughout those months. Make sure you are prepared to go swimming here, or just go to a different beach.

Volusia County

This is Volusia County and it lies just outside of Florida, in the east-central parts. This area is known for quite the amount of shark attacks. There have been approximately 267 deaths since 1982. Luckily, none of the shark attacks led to death. The beach is still, nonetheless dangerous. Approximately 19 bites were reported in 2017.

The Island of Reunion

This is the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, and there are active volcanoes that surround this beach and the rainforests. Also, a lot of shark attacks happen near the island too. Since 2011, Approximately 23 shark attacks have been reported, where 7 have led to death. Swimming and surfing often get banned at the island from time to time.

Fraser Island

This is Fraser Island, and it’s located on the South-Eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It may look like a beautiful beach, but not everything is what it seems. You can find spiders, dingos, and jellyfish here. The beach truly is gorgeous, so if you want to brave it- just make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into.

Beaches of the Amazon in Brazil

The Amazon rainforest is one of the greatest spectacles of raw nature, and even though it has been hit by waves of deforestation in the past few decades, a vast majority of it still remains unexplored. However, we do know about its beaches. Ponta Negra, Praia do Tupe, and Praia da Lua are three beach resorts that are very famous among the tourists, but naturally, they are also ridden with electric eels, anacondas, and piranha. So, while you bask in the sun, make sure your naked body doesn’t entice unwanted attention.

Dameisha Beach

This is Dameisha beach, and it’s the largest beach in Shenzhen, China. Creatures may not be the concern here, but you should still be cautious taking your children to this beach. The beach is such a big hit; it can become overcrowded, often. Unfortunately, a lot of children between the ages of 1-14 have drowned in these waters. If you decide to vacation here, it’s okay to be that overprotective parent while they swim.

Horry County

This is Horry County in South Carolina, and sharks make this beach extremely dangerous. There may have only been two shark attacks reported in the last two decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. More and more people are headed to the county for fishing trips, so the attacks are expected to rise. There also aren’t any warning signs either that a shark is near. When swimming in this ocean, always keep your guard up.

The Red Triangle

This is the Red Triangle, and it’s a triangular region just located outside San Francisco. It’s also the place that is responsible for 11 percent of all great white shark attacks on the planet. You can also find sea lions, sea otters, and harbor seals here, which is the main reason why the sharks hangout here. Around 38% of all reported great white shark attacks have taken place in this small triangle-shaped region.

Gansbaai Beach

This is Gansbaai beach in South Africa, and this beach is full of sharks. Visitors see a shark almost every day. The beach is known as the “Great White Shark Capital of the World.” Sharks also share these waters with a lot of whales. Some people want to share the waters with these dangerous creatures. Just know, this beach is dangerous to swim in.

The Maldives

Who doesn’t want to go to the Maldives; white sand, clear blue water, and a breathtaking view. Unfortunately, these waters are home to some very dangerous creatures. These waters are home to stingrays, sharks, and eels. You can find some very dangerous aquatic creatures here. But that doesn’t stop tourists from traveling all over the world to come to this beach.

Burc Beach

This is Burc beach in Istanbul, and it’s one of the most visited beaches in Istanbul. It’s a beautiful beach with breathtaking views, but these waters can get overcrowded. With this beach being extremely overcrowded, you run the high risk of losing sight of your children. Luckily, the waters are pretty shallow, so the risk of drowning is pretty low. Just keep in mind that lifeguards here are pretty lazy.

Clifton Beach in Pakistan

This beach is a huge fan favorite. This is Clifton Beach, in Pakistan. This beach is free to the public, and has some gorgeous sights to see. Unfortunately, during festival season- this beach gets extremely overcrowded. When you go to this beach, you can easily get lost- due to all of the people. There also aren’t many lifeguards on duty, so always watch your kids and make sure they stay close to the shore.

Kleopatra Beach

This is the Kleopatra beach in Antalya, and it is absolutely beautiful. However, you will want to be careful of the dangerous aquatic animals that live in these waters. There are many creatures that live in these waters, from huge sharks to creepy eels. But if you stay near the shore and stay alert, you shouldn’t face any dangerous situations.

French Polynesia

You can see some of the most gorgeous islands in the world, here in French Polynesia. Out of 118 islands there, Tahiti has some of the most unbelievable sights and views. Tahiti may be an amazing place, but the risk of accidents by an animal attack is pretty high. The shark population in these waters is extremely high here.

Santorini Beach

This is the Santorini beach in Greece, and it’s one of the most visited beaches in Greece. In the 16th century, this area was once hit by a serious volcanic eruption- since then it has eventually regained its beauty back. There are approximately two million tourists who visit the beach yearly, but they have learned to be wary of the dangers that are in the waters.


This is the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and it compromises 115 islands. The beach is unbelievably beautiful. The beaches here may be very calm, but there are a lot of sharks here in these waters. Within the last few years, the number of reported attacks has been increasing.

Waikiki Beach

This is Waikiki Beach in Oahu, and it’s definitely a hot spot for tourists. It’s one of the most visited beaches in the world. However, there are some things you should be wary about with this beach. There are many dangerous aquatic animals to be aware of such as; jellyfish, sharks, and eels. The crime rates in this area are very high. If you decide you want to vacation here, make sure you are fully aware of every dangerous detail this beach has.


This is Rarotonga in Cook Islands, and it’s the largest beach Cook Island has to offer. It’s also a fan favorite with the tourists. There is a lot of dangerous details that goes along with this beach such as; a rainforest, volcanoes, and an island that houses a lot of ridges. The volume of tourists at this beach has swiftly increased over the past few years, yet most of the Cook Islands are still undiscovered. Most people come to these waters to dive or go snorkeling, but they are usually unaware of the sharks and eels that live here.


This is the island of Capri in Italy, and it’s famous for the amount of celebrities that come to this beach. You can also find parts of the Roman Empire here. Just keep a look out for dangerous water creatures such as; eels, sharks, and jellyfish.

Whitsunday Islands

This is Whitsunday Islands in Australia, and there are a total of 74 islands that make up the Great Barrier Reef. This island is breathtaking, and there’s about tens of thousands of people who visit it yearly. There are many things you can do here, like renting a yacht to explore the ocean, or swim by the shore. Just be on the lookout, because these waters are known for housing sharks.

Pigeon Island

Welcome to Pigeon Island, where it’s located in the northwestern region from Saint Lucia. Pigeon Island is a popular stop for cruises across the Caribbean waters. There are a few things on this island to be wary of like; the animals in the rainforest, creatures in the ocean, and drive-in volcanoes. Just be cautious when coming to this island.

Corsica Island

This is Corsica Island in France, and if you are ever on a cruise across the Mediterranean Sea- you will likely stop here. This island is incredible, and truly beautiful. If you do visit this island, make sure you are fully prepared. The temperatures here drop extremely quickly, and thunderstorms can pop up very swiftly out of nowhere.

Boracay Island

This is Boracay Island in the Philippines, and it’s a stunning place. This beach has won many awards, and it’s known for its natural and refreshing beauty. Unfortunately, this island isn’t the safest place. There are thousands of people who visit this beach yearly, but sharks are an issue here. Reports of shark attacks surface often. Just remain cautious if you visit here.

Perhentian Islands

Welcome to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia, where the sun is warm and the water is clear blue. It is one of the most popular places in the world for diving, boat trips, underwater adventures, and snorkeling. Unfortunately, some extremely dangerous creatures live in these waters. They are known for occasionally popping out of the water to pay the tourists a visit.

The Aeolian Islands

This is the Aeolian Islands in Italy, and it’s not far from Sicily’s Northeastern coast. This spot is a fan favorite. Approximately 200,000 people visit here yearly. Unfortunately, these waters are home to sharks and eels. These creatures can be extremely dangerous, so make sure you are always on the lookout when you visit.

Nadi, Fiji

Fiji is truly a stunning place. It’s absolutely beautiful with the white sand, clear blue water, and giant palm trees. How can you not love this place? However, some of the beaches in Nadi contain some extremely dangerous water creatures such as; jellyfish, sharks, and eels. Just always keep your eyes peeled.

Raja Ampat

This is the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia, and they make up archipelago present at the Northwestern end of the Bird’s Head Peninsula. These islands are extremely beautiful. There are 537 different types of coral reefs and 1,508 different species of fish on this island. There are also sharks and jellyfish. Just be careful when swimming in these waters.

Zanzibar Islands

This is the Zanzibar archipelago in Tanzania, and it comprises seven islands. This island displays the rich culture of the locals, and showcases some amazing views. There are have many reports of shark attacks in these waters. There are also jellyfish here. It’s best to be safe than sorry, and always keep a lookout.

Komodo Island

This is Komodo Island in Indonesia, and it’s one of the most renowned ones in Indonesia. The island is almost entirely covered with red volcanic hills and waters that is full of seagrass. If the name doesn’t give it away for you, Komodo Dragons can be found here. If a Komodo dragon bites you, the pain is so severe and poisonous you can actually die due to pain from that spot.


This is Galapagos in Ecuador, and it’s a gorgeous beach. However; a lot of volcanoes can be found here. There are many activities you can do here such as; snorkeling, hiking, and watching wildlife. There are many dangerous animals and sea creatures here- that it’s best to always be extra prepared.

Mauritius, Africa

This is Mauritius in Africa, and it’s a very popular beach. There are many reasons why this beach is so popular, for example it’s blue clear water. This beach is actually the third biggest tourist destination in Africa. This insanely beautiful beach is known for its dolphins, but this beach is also famous for its sharks. Great white sharks are known to pop up out of nowhere. Always stay on high alert, just to be safe.

Sardinia Island

This is Sardinia Island in Italy, and it’s actually the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. This island is famous for its diverse ecosystems such as; beaches, mountains, rocky coasts, and streams. This beach isn’t dangerous, because of its predators- but it’s actually due to the beach getting overcrowded swiftly. The Stintino beach is known for many drowning accidents, due to the beach being overcrowded.

Gili Islands

This is Gili Island in Indonesia, and there are three Gili Islands located near the Lombok coast. This beach is stunning. The water is crystal clear, and the views are unbelievable. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for dangerous sea creatures, especially giant sharks. Stay near the shore when you are swimming, and always stay on the lookout for any dangerous creatures lurking in the water.

Madeira Islands

This is the Madeira Island in Portugal, and this beach is beautiful. Just be careful, because there are active volcanoes here. If you enjoy spending time in the subtropical climate, than this beach is where you need to be. Just be careful, because these waters are home to huge sharks.

Koh Samui in Thailand

Welcome to Koh Samui in Thailand. This is the second largest island in the world. You can find picture perfect sceneries here, as this place is breathtaking. This beach is home to extremely dangerous sharks, jellyfish, and eels. It’s important to stay near the shore, and always be on the lookout.

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands

This is the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India, and they make up an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. A total of 300 islands reside in the area, and local Andaman Islanders inhabit some of them. Tourists are attracted to this beach due to elephants, white sandy beaches, and the rainforests. Unfortunately, the rainforests are home to some extremely dangerous predators such as; huge snakes, jaguars, and tigers.

Ré Island

This is the Ré Island in France, and it’s located within the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches are covered in beautiful pine trees and dunes. The island has some outdoor cafes, ancient artifacts, and a few incredible resorts. A lot of tourists scavenge the island to see what secrets it holds.


This is Bali in Indonesia, and it is one of the most visited places in the world. It’s also known as the island of the Gods. There are beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and volcanoes. It’s so peaceful and serene here, that tourists come here to practice meditation and yoga. However, there are some very dangerous sea creatures that swim in these waters- just be careful.

Hvar & The Pakleni Islands

This is Hvar and the Pakleni Islands in Croatia. These islands are peaceful, quiet, and serene. They are known for their gorgeous coastline, low-pine forest, and limestone. There are some stunning beaches to enjoy here. There are a lot of activities to enjoy here such as; watersports, fishing, scuba diving, and diving.

Morecambe Bay

This is Morecambe Bay in Lancashire, UK. This beach is described by “The Guardian”, as a “treacherous place”. There are a lot of aspects to this beach that make it dangerous such as; river drainages, quicksand, and shifting channels. There are locals who take tractors and carts to inspect the area; however, the machinery sinks in the quicksand.

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

This is Myrtle Beach in South Carolina; and it’s been made the third most dangerous beach in America, in 2017- based on crimes per capita. Locals have contested to this ranking saying, “If you’ve visited Myrtle Beach if you live here, it absolutely doesn’t make sense,” the spokesman of the city Mark Kruea told ABC 15 News.

Amazon Beaches

This is the Amazon Beaches in South America, and the waters are filled with dangerous creatures such as; electric eels, anacondas, vampire fish (candiru), and piranhas. The area is also known for its gang-related crime like robberies, and drug trafficking. There are a lot of dangers in this area, just be safe.

Northern Territory Beaches

This is Northern Territory Beaches in Australia, and there are some dangers that lurk in these waters. There are dangerous creatures here such as; jellyfish, stonefish, saltwater crocs, and more. This beach is also dangerous, because it’s extremely isolated. Some of these beaches don’t even have names, the area is known as Arnhem Land. If a person were to call for help, the call could go hours without being answered.

Virginia Beach

This is Virginia Beach in the U.S, and the Naval base is an extremely popular vacation spot. It’s a beautiful beach and a great spot for a family vacation. However, travel agent Greg Antonelle warns tourists. He explains that there’s an increasing amount of foxes in the area. There have been reports of numerous amounts of attacks on visitors and their pets. Feral hogs can become violent as well, when they are provoked.

Praia da Boa Viagem in Recife

This is Praia Da Boa Viagem in Recife, Brazil. There have been approximately 56 people who have been killed by sharks, since 1992. At about 37%, the fatality rate of shark attacks here is actually the highest in the world. There’s a shark migration route that brings sharks to these waters about half a mile off the coast, and that’s because lifeguards no longer train in the sea- choosing the pool route instead.

Darwin Beach

This is Darwin Beach in Australia, and there’s venomous box jellyfish that swim in these waters. They are more commonly seen during the months of October and May. Another dangerous aspect here are crocodiles. Sharks are also a problem here. Just keep on the lookout when swimming here. Only swim at the patrolled beaches, and always listen for warning signs from the lifeguards.

Cairns Beach

Here’s another beach in Australia called Cairns Beach. Be careful of jellyfish, especially during the “stinger season”. The time to be on high alert for stinger season is between the months of November and June. There are a few jellyfish stings that can actually be fatal.

Utakleiv Beach

This is Utakleiv Beach in Norway; and it’s dangerous, due to the extreme cold. This beach is located in the Lofoten Islands, North of the Arctic Circle. Even in the middle of summer, the sea temperatures still average between 8 and 14 degrees Celsius. A person can easily develop hypothermia within no time.

Acapulco Beach

This is Acapulco Beach in Mexico, and this coastal city is known as Mexico’s murder capital. The violence here is usually due to clashes between warring drug cartels and often result in a lot of hostage-taking, robbery, homicide, and carjacking. Before you book your next vacation here, just make sure you take these warnings into consideration.

Mindanao Island

This is the Mindanao Island in the Philippines, and the views here are incredible. However, the area here has had its share of violence. This island has been in a war between militants and government troops, and guerilla groups have kidnapped multiple foreigners. If you want to book a vacation in the Philippines, pick a different beach.

Sheerness in Kent

This is Sheerness in Kent, Uk- and it’s located at the entrance of the River Thames. There is no sand here or palm trees. There’s only pebbles here. Towards the end of World War II, the America cargo ship SS Richard Montgomery went down around a mile off Sheerness, in 1944. The ship had carried around 1,500 tons of explosives in the form of bombs.