Praia De Boa Viagem, Brazil
Before 1992, shark attacks were unheard of along the sandy beach near Recife, Brazil. Following that, at least fifty shark attacks have been reported; nineteen of which were fatal. Environmentalists believe that the appearance of fishing boats, which have destroyed the coastal ecosystem of the area, are to blame. They come closer and closer to shore, causing more damage which disrupts the sharks.
Heard Island, Antarctica
Unlike your typical beach vacation, heard island’s waters are dangerously cold. So why risk hypothermia to visit? The extreme surfing experience, if you can stand the icy waves. The island is actually a giant volcano, 4.100km south-west of Perth. While the island is owned by Australia, it’s much closer to Antarctica than anywhere else.