Dangerous Beaches

A day at the beach — it sounds like such a lighthearted plan, doesn’t it? But not all beaches are benign. Head to one of the following 10 and you could be seriously injured — or worse. 

Text by Pauline Frommer | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Apr 23, 2013 7:28PM

Australia has quantities of White sharks (a LARGE species) which DO view anything in the water that appears not to be able to harm them, as lunch.Thus the fatal attack numbers.


Florida has large quantities of Bull sharks which are considered among the most aggressive species. Tiger sharks are also frequent visitors of Florida's shallow waters.


I lost a friend (totally consumed) by a Mako estimated to be 9 feet. Kim Seibel was taken by a 9 foot Mako shark in the upper Florida Keys in 1982.The shark details were based upon the remains of Kim's .dive gear. It is unusual in that Mako sharks are pelagic, meaning they are open water fish. Knowing Kim, he gave the shark a lick or 2.

Jan 30, 2013 5:53AM
If the beach is healthy, it will have sea life and other animals present.

Jan 30, 2013 5:32AM
Since "Pitt Bulls"  are not aggressive as a breed but are taught to be aggressive through torture, feeding the animal gun powder as well as other agents, killing as well as torturing other dogs in front of the dog, training to be mean, beating with heavy chains...are the readers to assume that these methods are also used  on sharks?  I do not believe that any of these tactics were used on sharks, so the analogy does not fit, in fact it is confusing that anyone would try to make it when several canine "Pitt Bulls"  have saved human life as well as canine lives.  I know   a Canine Pitt Bull saved my life.  Thank you Dizzy.
Jan 30, 2013 5:11AM
It is really sad sad that so many countries do not seem to have or allow the required education to sustain life.  Even in our United States of America we have allowed corporate pollution that is not healthy or the effects of radiation and chemicals on the beaches.  A beach may look clean but contain a chemical mess.

Jan 1, 2013 11:53AM
Hey, BUll Sharks - Grey Nurses, Zambezis, have the highest blood testosterone of any animal.  Don't surf those artificially enhanced places like bodybuilding competitions, US professional sports, or Lance Armstrong's hometown, either.
maybe the sharks are sick of us desroying their home, anyone ever think about that?  this slide show makes me sick.  we ruin every thing we touch with no consideration of what is living there.  WE are the enemy, not them!!
Sep 18, 2012 4:42PM

Orchard Beach- Bronx NY

So filthy you don't even want to sit in the grass...

Aug 30, 2012 3:45PM
Aug 30, 2012 1:37AM

A whole lot of people die and get seriously hurt in cars over the world every day but everybody still drives their car with no second thoughts. How may sharks kill people every year?  just a few and it gets all the news, Sharks are in their home and we are the visitors. And how many sharks get killed just for their fins by fisherman and left to die a slow death? How about reporting that!!!!

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