Living in The Sunshine State, we have the luxury of going to the beach whenever we please, but seven out of the ten most dangerous beaches in the US are in Florida.
Since the hurricane, I just started back with my beach days about a month ago. So far, I’ve checked out Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Fort Myers Beach and Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel. I realized just how much I missed my beach days while cleanup efforts were underway. Whether you’re staying local or traveling to other parts of the state, beaches can be dangerous. Of course, we don’t like to think about that part as we’re laying out, enjoying a cocktail, maybe playing a little volleyball. But unfortunately, something you look at as being fun and relaxing can come with some hazards that could even be deadly.
Recently, Travel Lens looked at different beaches around the US in terms of surfing deaths, hurricanes and shark attacks. What might not surprise you is that the deadliest beaches are along the East Coast. So thankfully here in SWFL, we have less to worry about. Though, that’s not to say you shouldn’t be careful. Fox put together a list of the top 10 most dangerous beaches in the country and seven of them are right here in Florida. You can check out the full list here, but let’s see where beaches in Florida rank.