Playa Zipolite, MexicoPe3k/Shutterstock
When a place’s nickname is the “Beach of Death,” you’ll want to think twice about visiting. Playa Zipolite looks like a stunning oasis, but its waters boast strong and potentially fatal undercurrents. Thanks to the beach’s growing popularity a special lifeguard team has been put in place; still, you may want to choose a different destination. Check out these 10 beaches with the clearest water in the world.
Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, UKSue Burton PhotographyLtd/Shutterstock
Described by The Guardian as “a treacherous place,” Morecambe Bay is dangerous because of all the freaky obstacles, such as quicksand, shifting channels, and river drainages. The locals have actually used horse-drawn carts and tractors with trailers to peruse the area, with the result that the machinery sinks into the quicksand never to be seen again.
Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaBenz Travel Photography/Shutterstock
It may not have the same shark-infested waters or pollutants of other destinations on this list, but in 2017 Myrtle Beach was named the third most dangerous city in America, according to a SafeWise study based on crimes per capita. Residents refuted the ranking, however. “If you’ve visited Myrtle Beach, if you live here, it absolutely doesn’t make sense,” city spokesman Mark Kruea told ABC 15 News after the report was released. For other options, don’t miss these 20 amazing family beaches you could visit this summer.