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6 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World (Slideshow)

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6 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World (Slideshow)

 

When we think about beaches, relaxation, fun, and beautiful scenery usually come to mind. But that’s not always the case — whether due to pollution or  dangerous animals, several of the world’s beaches are not the vacation destinations they seem like. Click through to check out some of the worst.

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1. Monument Beach, Florida.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Florida’s Monument Beach is one of the most polluted in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of water samples showed pollutants that exceeded national standards. Located in Florida’s Gulf County, the beach is only monitored twice a month.

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2. Volusia & Brevard County Beaches, Florida

How’s this for a not-so-great claim to fame: Brevard County and Volusia County, both on Florida’s central coast,  are home to more unprovoked shark attacks than any stretch of beaches in the world. Out of the 80 shark attacks that took place worldwide in 2012, for instance, nearly one-fifth were in one of these counties.

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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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