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.
Chowpatty Beach, MumbaiTK Kurikawa/Shutterstock
Overwhelming pollution puts Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai on this list: Waste and debris cloud the waters and shoreline. To add insult to injury, a ship sank in the area in 2011 spilling 60,000 metric tons of coal. Not exactly the type of waters for beach fun. Similarly, find out the gross truth behind Hawaii’s white sand beaches.