The 12 Most Dangerous Beaches In the World

When most of us think of a beach, we think of relaxing days in the sun or trips to faraway places with crystal clear water.

People go to Norway's Lofoten Islands to see the northern lights. It might be tempting to walk along the beaches, but that's not a good idea. 

Utakleiv Beach, Norway

Even though Schitovaya Bukhta beach is known as one of the best places to surf in the world, you probably won't see any surfers there. 

Schitovaya Bukhta Beach, Russia

The dangerous Benguela Current has caused a lot of ships to sink near Namibia's Skeleton Coast Beach.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

The Bahamas are a very popular place to go on holiday, and for good reason: they have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

West End Beach, Bahamas

Even though there are a lot of surfers in Florida, you should skip New Smyrna Beach. The water at the beach is full of sharks, making it one of the most dangerous places to swim.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Australia is known for having a lot of scary animals, and many of them live on Cable Beach. Venomous spiders, snakes, white pointer sharks, crocodiles, and box jellyfish live on the beach.

Cable Beach, Australia

If you can believe it, wild foxes are the most popular predators on the beaches of Virginia Beach. Wild foxes have been known to attack beachgoers for a number of years. 

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Praia Do Norte is a great place to surf because it has waves that have broken Guinness World Records. 

Praia Do Norte, Portugal

Boa Viagem Beach in Brazil is dangerous because it has had some of the most shark attacks in the last 20 years. The beach is in an area where sharks like to hunt, which is why attacks happen so often.

Boa Viagem Beach, Brazil

Darwin's beaches are not worth seeing on your next trip to Australia. There are a lot of crocodiles, sharks, and dangerous box jellyfish in the area.

Darwin, Australia


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