Just across the border from Hong Kong, Shenzhen beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists. So popular in fact that it’s dangerously overcrowded. Both the beach and the water are packed to the brim. Unfortunately with these many people on top of each other, accidents have been known to happen. It seems its popularity is its own outgoing as incidents of drownings, especially with children under the age of fourteen, are on the rise.
Playa Zipolite, Mexico
Located on the southern coast of Oaxaca, this beautiful stretch is also called ‘the beach of the dead’. With a nickname like that, you’d think people would steer clear; however the picturesque paradise masks its secrets well. While the sandy shore itself is safe, the sparkling waters are another story. Huge waves cause dangerous undercurrents. Due to these currents, specially trained lifeguards are stationed along the beach. The number of drownings since these guards were put into place have thankfully decreased.