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 , Runner Up: Volusia County, Fla. Hawaii
- Pollution: Hacks Point Beach,
, Kent County / Md. West, Beachwood Beach Ocean County, N.J.
- Jellyfish Attacks:
- Rip Current Drowning:
, Runner Up: Brevard County, Fla. Volusia County, Fla.
- Boating Accidents:
, Runner Up: Florida California
, Runner up: Florida Colorado
Umm, Colorado? They have beaches in Colorado?
P.S. Is it just me or is this list a little US-centric?