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6 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World (Slideshow)

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3. Marina Beach, Chennai, India.

Though trash has amassed all over this beach and its waters, it remains a popular weekend destination for locals — and fisherman do their jobs, too.

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4. Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia.

Shark attacks are the most famous beach predators, but on many Australian beaches, the worst perpetrators are jellyfish and their relatives, bluebottles (pictured). These toxic critters virtually take over beaches in Northern Australia, leading to thousands of stings, some fatal.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:05PM PDT on May 7, 2014

Thanks for this information.

12:51PM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

good to know

8:21AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

what a waste

9:34AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

ty, nice pictures

12:22PM PST on Dec 14, 2013

sad

11:32PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

allright

8:58PM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

Beaches are often colourful and delightful and there are sadly the ones endangered by pollution. Some of these beaches would be a wonderful place to be during the winter when it hits -30-to -40.

1:45AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

10:27PM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

That's just wrong

7:22PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

The beach in India breaks my heart. We have to clean up our mess! Thank you for the informative article. The rest of the beaches may be dangerous, but they are beautiful.

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