I have a confession! It’s 2023 and I still don’t know how to swim. I live near St. Petersburg beach and If I do go, I don’t get in the water because I’m scared. Once I learn how to swim, I will feel more comfortable. Luckily St. Pete beach is not the Florida beach that is one of the world’s most dangerous places to swim.

What makes a place dangerous to swim?

Explore.com came out with this list and they state many reasons as to why you shouldn’t swim at these places. Some locations have rip currents, polluted waters, big rocks, and many shark attacks.

People still swim at these places on the list below but Explore.com does not recommend it. Use caution when swimming in these locations!  Have you actually been to any of the beaches on the list below? If so, feel free to email me [email protected].

Explore.com had this to say before they gave us the list of 10 places: “Swimming in cool waters under a shining sun is a simple pleasure. Some incredible swimming spots are protected areas while others are open year-round for people to dive off docks, swim, go on boat tours, and enjoy any way they can. Most are completely safe, but some only appear that way.”

By the way, I will learn how to swim before the end of 2023! Once I learn, I still wont be gong to any of the places on this list! Any suggestion on where I can take classes as an adult. Feel free to Email me any places here in the Tampa Bay Area.

Below is a list of 5 places which are some of the worlds most dangerous places to swim. Amongst these 5 places is the Florida beach that is one of the worlds most dangerous places to swim!

Stay Safe.

  • Chowpatty Beach

    Chowpatty beach is located in India. It’s considered India’s most infamous beach. This is because there is so much garbage on the shore. Chowpatty has one of the most polluted sands in the world.  You are putting your health at risk if you choose to get in the water.

    MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 23: Locals play in the sea at Chowpatty Beach on November 23, 2012 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • Hanakapiai Beach

    Hanakapiai beach is located in Hawaii. It’s considered a dangerous place to swim due to the powerful rip currents. The waves are known to sweep people out to sea. If a swimmer does get caught in a rip current, the safest shore area is 6 miles away. 83 people have drowned on this beach over the years!

    HONOLULU, HI - AUGUST 24: Warnings of dangerous rip currents does not deter people from walking the wave swept break wall at the East end of Waikiki beach to take selfies with the sunset and stormy seas caused by Hurricane Lane on August 24, 2018.

  • Condado Beach

    Condado Beach is located in Puerto Rico. Many people left reviews on trip advisor saying that Condado beach is “very nice but very dangerous.” The rip currents here scare people away. There are also big rocks which increase the danger of you getting hurt while swimming on this beach.

    LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO - AUGUST 28: A person is seen along the beach as Tropical Storm Dorian passes the island on August 28, 2019 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. The Tropical Storm is expected to hit along the southeast coast as a possible category 2 hurricane.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • West End

    West End is located on Grand Bahama Island and is said to have  some of the most shark-infested beaches in the world.  Most diving expeditions in West End guarantee an up-close sighting of Tiger sharks. Tiger sharks can grow and be about 16 feet long.

    Picture shows a tiger shark during a scuba dive

  • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    New Smyrna Beach is located in Florida and its one of the worlds most dangerous places to swim. New Smyrna is known as the shark attack capital of the world! If you come to this beach, be careful while surfing because Florida sharks will attack. The common sharks in New Smyrna are tiger, blacktop and spinner sharks!

    	The iconic form of a Great White Shark graces a flag at a Cape Cod beach on the Atlantic Ocean

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