4 Beaches You Should Probably Avoid16th January 2013
For most people, a summer holiday means days spent on the beach, basking in the hot sun, ideally with the shade of palm trees just nearby and a delicious cocktail in hand. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case so here are 4 beaches you should probably avoid this summer… Have you ever had a bad beach experience?
Calangute Beach, Goa, India
On the face of it, Calangute Beach, the largest in Goa, India has plenty going for it… golden sands, warm temperatures and clean waters! It also boasts plenty of bars and restaurants and a convenient location near to the city. It can get very noisy and crowded but the down side, is that you often have to share your towel space with roaming cows, and sometimes even pigs! Would you mind sharing the beach with sacred cattle?
Port Phillip Bay, Australia
Reported to be 35 times the size of Sydney Harbour, Port Phillip Bay is a classic Australian destination.
The reason you will likely want to avoid it however is that you might find yourself preoccupied with combing the sands for plenty of rubbish including broken glass. It’s reported that one thousand tons of rubbish was collected from the beach in 2011 and more than 300 storm water drains are emptied directly into the bay too, resulting in a substantial amount of potential pollution. It might be worth choosing another stretch of sand!
Fujiazhuang Beach, China
You will never complain about a busy beach ever again if you’ve seen the state of Fujiazhuang Beach in China. It’s famous as being one of the world’s busiest beaches and yet this doesn’t seem to deter visitors from fighting for an inch of sand! I don’t know about you but it sounds (and looks) my idea of hell on earth.
Huntington Beach, California, USA
California is renowned for its beach culture and Huntington Beach draws close to 11 million visitors every year. You might like to know however that every so often, the beach gets randomly shut down every so often after visitors experience bouts of diarrhoea, nausea and sickness, stomach cramps and even fever. An expensive study was conducted in 2002 in an attempt to find the cause but the results were inconclusive. A long time ago yes, but still worth remembering when on your USA holiday.
As with everything in this world, there are good and bad examples; these a just a few I’ve come across that I personally, would probably want to avoid!
Have you ever visited any of these beaches? What’s the worst beach you have ever visited and why?