If beaches are your favorite vacation stops, you might want to pay attention to some of these deadliest beaches to stay alive.
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves sandcastles, bodysurfing, and not ending up dead, then find yourself a beach that is not on our list today, because these five beaches are dangerous as all hell. You decide…
Here are 5 of the deadliest beaches on Earth:
5.) Bay of Bengal
One of the deadliest beaches in the world is the Bay of Bengal. The bay which is located between the Indian Ocean and the Malay Peninsula links India with Eastern Asia.
One of the things that make this bay one of the deadliest beaches on earth is the pollution.
Unless you like potential poisoning, including from irradiated materials, don’t go swimming in most of the Bay of Bengal. The waters of this once lovely bay are filled with runoff from sewage and farming, byproducts of mining and industry, and oil- and gas-related pollutants. The air above the bay is often brown with a mix of smog and smoke – so don’t breathe much while you’re there, either.
Many surfers have considered the bay’s Wheeler Island as one of the dangerous areas to surf because of the pollution. The Wheeler Island which is said to be a collection of quality sand points and cays is heavily polluted with the by-products of Chromium ore deposits.
The waste which comes from the Sukkinda area which processes 97% of the country’s Chromium ore deposits is said to be one of the most polluted areas in the world.
Another major factor that makes this bay one of the deadliest beaches in the world is the North Sentinel Island. The North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It is home to Andamese a group of indigenous peoples including the Sentinelese who have no form of contact with the civilized world.
In fact, they are mostly hostile to strangers who encroach on their land. They have been many cases of outsiders killed by the sentinels. In 2006, two fishermen were killed and when an attempt was made to retrieve their bodies it was repelled by a valley of arrows by the natives. Till this day, the bodies of the fishermen have not been recovered.