World’s Most Dangerous Beaches

If you are in the midst of planning a beach vacation, this is bad timing. I was just about to tell you about the World’s Most Dangerous Beaches, as compiled by Forbes.

In 2006 alone, American households apparently took nearly 55 million trips to the beach. Most of those trips were totally safe and pleasant. The rest of them….not so much.

Here are the World’s Most Dangerous Beaches by Forbes:

  • Shark Attacks/Bites: New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Fla., Runner Up: Hawaii
  • Pollution: Hacks Point Beach, Kent County, Md./Beachwood Beach West, Ocean County, N.J.
  • Jellyfish Attacks: Northern Australia
  • Rip Current Drowning: Brevard County, Fla., Runner Up: Volusia County, Fla.
  • Boating Accidents: Florida, Runner Up: California
  • Lightning: Florida, Runner up: Colorado

Umm, Colorado? They have beaches in Colorado?

P.S. Is it just me or is this list a little US-centric?