7 of the most dangerous beaches around the world that prove “beauty comes with a price”

Beaches are paradise getaways under the sun, with sand and surf aplenty. But some beaches are home to a number of hidden dangers and hazards that can ruin any vacation—or even potentially kill you.

These are the world’s deadliest beaches that will send chills down your spine and make you wonder how beauty can ditch your eyes! Get ready to read some scary stories!


1. Amazon River Beaches, Brazil – The Deadly Trap

KPKM0J Beach in Trinidade, Paraty, Brazil

Amazon Jungle is one of the most sought after places for the hardcore adventurers. But even the bravest souls will lose their confidence at the beaches of Amazon. Some of the world’s deadliest beaches are here. Their waters are home to electric eels, piranhas, anacondas and a fish that can enter your body from any opening. And we believe that is scary enough and creepy at the same time.

2. Chowpatty Beach, India  – Toxicity At Its Peak

Plastic garbage on Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India.

Chowpatty beach in Mumbai is rather infamous for being one of the most toxic beaches in the country. Though the beach is popular amongst the locals, do not even try to add it to your plans. All the garbage and untreated sewage of the surroundings are some of the things that lurk openly on the beach. And we hope you don’t want to go back sick from a beach.


3. Gansbaai, South Africa – Home Of Sharks


Have you watched the movies ‘Jaws’, ‘Deep Blue Sea’ etc? If yes, then you must be knowing how scary it is. If you haven’t, then just think what would you do if you come across a shark one day? While that might sound crazy, but that happens on Gansbaai beach almost every day. The area is found with many sharks and they take no time in attacking!

4. Cape Tribulation, Australia – Stingers, Stingers Everywhere


Australia is a beautiful country and offers a plethora of pristine beaches. But have you ever wondered these beaches might be lethal for your life?! Well, to your surprise, it is true. Cape Tribulation is full of stingers that will sting you to death. Crocodiles also reside there in abundance. Nothing is innocent here, not even the trees that are infamous for stinging!


5. Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii – Monster Of Rip Tides


Your eyes will be ditched by the beauty that oozes out of this beach. The glistening golden sands surrounded by black cliffs will call you to have some relaxation but, BEWARE, the waters will soon turn into riptides! Many swimmers are long gone somewhere with the dangerous tides.


6. New Smyrna Beach, Florida – Shark Attacks


Florida’s New Smyrna Beach, while beautiful, also has a scary reputation. With a recorded 238 attacks, the beach, which part of Volusia County, is also known as the “Shark Attack Capital of the World,” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Volusia County has a popular surfing spot near New Smyrna Beach, just south of an inlet considered a fertile hunting ground for sharks. Because the surf inhibits visibility, sharks react to splashes like those made by surfers paddling to catch a wave, and bite blindly, reported the Miami Hearld.


7. Skeleton Coast, Namibia – Don’t Turn Into A Skeleton!


Wondering whose skeletons reign the grounds of this coast? Might be humans, might not be, but definitely, innumerable ships have been destroyed at this coastline due to the scary Benguela Current! And adding to the fear are the various species of shark present in the waters. If someone still survives, they’ll have to confront the tigers and hyenas strolling on the beach.