Jellyfish and darters in Queensland
In February 2004, Chinese-born shellfish collectors lost their lives in Morecambe Bay, a large bay in England’s northwest.
The latter, who was working during low tide, had been surprised by a rapidly rising tide! A natural characteristic that makes this berry particularly dangerous.
Too many victims because of this dangerous beach
Considered the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the UK, with a total area of 310 km2, Morecambe Bay opens up to the Irish Sea.
It also has 7 islands as well as the estuaries of 5 rivers that flow into it. Well, all of this can make you want to discover this exceptional area! Unfortunately, venturing there can be fatal.
Indeed, the bay of Morecambe is known for its violent tides, which rise very quickly. And it’s quicksand that traps everyone and everything, including vehicles!
This does not prevent fishers and collectors of shellfish and other mollusks from going there when the tide is low, at the risk of their lives.
Acapulco, the tourist resort of Mexico
Who has never dreamed of spending their vacation in a coastal town bordered by magnificent beaches? Many parts of the world attract millions of tourists every year for a dream vacation by the sea.
Unfortunately, as heavenly as they are, not all of these beaches are safe. And many people lose their lives on vacation.
Their danger? Violence!
One of these areas most known in the world for their danger despite the beauty of their beaches is none other than the Mexican city of Acapulco.
This seaside resort on the Pacific coast, which attracted all of Hollywood in the 1950s, has become a dangerous city today.
Foreign tourists desert it because of serious crime and the settling of scores that reign there. How to feel safe on these beaches constantly watched by the Mexican police?
Gansbaai Beach in South Africa
Now here is Gansbaai Beach, a beach in South Africa known for its shark-infested waters! With five fatal shark attacks recorded in four years, it makes sense to place this little piece of paradise on the list of the world’s most dangerous beaches.
It is especially the white sharks that make the dangerous reputation of Gansbaai Beach. On the other hand, we also talk about bulldog sharks, a species of sharks whose size generally exceeds 2 m in length and can reach up to 3.5 m! Surfing, swimming, or even diving on this beach is therefore never without risk!