7 Beaches Where You Don't Want to Swim
Some beaches, while beautiful, have hidden perils, reasons someone sunbathing shouldn't cool off with a dip. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of beaches where you’ll definitely don't want to go swimming.
7. Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India
You might be able to figure this one out for yourself when you’re close up, but despite the many beaches within the city, none are safe for bathing. While Chowpatty Beach is Mumbai’s most popular beach and is the host of the city’s annual celebration in honor of the Hindu god Ganesh, it is littered with waste and debris. Large amounts of untreated sewage reach the coastline and, with steadily increasing pollution levels, any beachgoer is at serious risk of infection.
6. New Smyrna Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
The warm climate and incredible surf at New Smyrna Beach in Florida tempt its visitors to jump in the water. But it's what’s lurking underneath that’s the trouble. Due to the volume of attacks, the beach has gained the title of "shark capital of the world." The sharks are attracted by large populations of fish as well as the floating surfboards overhead; it’s the ideal snacking ground. While none of the attacks on humans have been fatal, and diehard surfers continue to jump in, we wouldn’t recommend it.