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Well, as the weather starts to somewhat warm up. It’s good if you take a look to understand some of the beaches you may be visiting. I am personally not a beach water kind of girl, because I think of the danger. You have to be careful whenever you are at the beach and understand that it can be very dangerous. So dangerous that it can also be deadly, so you have to be careful.

Recently, Travel Lens named the most dangerous beaches in the U.S. and Fox Weather is giving us the top 10 list. Fortunately, no Carolina beaches happened to be in the N0. 1 spot, but they are in the top 10. Well, South Carolina has been on this list before so here we are again with another year on the list. One beach from North Carolina and another from South Carolina have been listed in the top 10. But, can you guess which beaches those are? I went ahead and gathered the top 10 and will show numbers 5-10. Let’s see which Carolina has the worst beach below. Check out the full list here to see exactly which cities are at the top!

  • 10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Well, Fort Lauderdale, Florida came in at No. 10 on the list. The popular beach town got a danger score of 5.37 out of 10. The area has seen different surf zone fatalities but also a few shark attacks. These incidents both contribute to the beach making the list of the deadliest beaches in the U.S. Of course, Florida is also a very big hurricane area. This beach area has seen over 100 different hurricanes between 1851 and 2020, according to the report.

  • 9. Gulf Shores, Alabama

    Coming in at No. 9 is the Gulf Shores in Alabama. Whenever I think of beach towns, Alabama is certainly not one of the first places that came to my mind. The area got an overall danger score of 5.38 out of 10. This hot spot is always filled with tourists. There have been shark attacks, surf zone deaths, and plenty of hurricanes that have hit this beach.

  • 8. Oak Island, North Carolina

    Well, here we are, North Carolina. Our very own Oak Island is one of the country’s most dangerous beaches. The impact of hurricanes, shark attacks, and surf zone deaths led to a danger score of 5.54 out of 10. Thankfully, the amount of hurricanes the area has seen is much smaller than other areas on this list. Oak Island is part of Brunswick County and the only North Carolina beach to make the top 10 of the most dangerous beaches list.

  • 7. Jacksonville Beach, Florida

    Now, we are heading back to Florida for another dangerous beach. In case you did not already know, Florida is certainly going to be on this list quite a lot. Jacksonville Beach is the No. 7 most dangerous beach in the U.S. The beach got a danger score of 6.02 out of 10. The area has seen multiple surf zone deaths, hundreds of hurricanes, and quite a few shark attacks. Florida is one of those states that clearly has so many beaches, we know it will be on this list quite a bit.

  • 6. Melbourne Beach, Florida

    And yes, we are still here in Florida. This time we are talking about Melbourne Beach in Florida. The beach got an overall danger score of 6.35 out of 10 bringing it to No. 6 on this list. Along Florida’s east coast, Melbourne has seen surf zone deaths, multiple shark attacks, and again hundreds of hurricanes over the years. As beautiful as the beach is, it is quite a dangerous beach.

  • 5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    That’s right, South Carolina is here. Coming in at No. 5 on the most dangerous beaches list is Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is one of the state’s more popular beaches, but it is certainly one of the most dangerous. Speaking from experience, I can totally see why it made this list. It got an overall danger score of 6.61 out of 10. There have been 15 surf zone fatalities (the highest on the list so far) and almost 10 shark attacks. The area has been affected by a few hurricanes, but not as many as other areas on the list.

  • But, Which Beach Took Home the #1 Spot?

    Coming in at No. 1 on the list is New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This is yet another year that this beach has took home the No. 1 spot for the most dangerous beach in the country. The beach got a danger score of 8.14 out of 10. Since 2010, there have been 10 surf zone fatalities and over 30 reported shark zone attacks. That is quite a bit of shark sightings! Of course, being in the Florida area there has also been over 100 hurricanes that have hit. All of these factors put this beach as the No. 1 most dangerous beach in the U.S.

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