Rip Currents, killer jellyfish, rampant pollution and baby-eating dingoes; there are a lot of dangers facing beach goers.
With that in mind, we thought we would put together a brief primer, a PSA if you will, chronicling some of the most dangerous beaches in the world. So, whether it be limb-chomping sharks or drug violence, we've got it covered.
To find out which beaches should be tread on with caution, check out the slideshow below.
Fraser Island, Australia
Here, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/26/dingoes-maul-girl-australia-attack_n_853706.html">dingoes could actually eat your baby</a> (or you).
Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii
This sign welcomes you to Hanakapiai Beach. Yea, stay on shore.
Praia de Boa Viegem, Recife, Brazil
Sharks frequent the waters near this picturesque and popular beach.
Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai
This beach in India is <a href="http://www.takepart.com/photos/7-most-polluted-beaches-world/chowpatty-beach-mumbai-india">one of the most polluted in the world</a>.
Northern Territory, Australia
The <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8820384/The-worlds-most-dangerous-beaches.html?image=4">very deadly box jellyfish swarm these waters in the summer months</a> (between October and April). <em><strong>CORRECTION</strong>: A previous version of this slide called the area Northern territories. The area is called Northern Territory. We regret the error. </em>
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Crime is the issue at this famous beach.
Gansbaai, South Africa
This area is known as the <a href="http://goafrica.about.com/od/adventuretravel/a/sharkdiving.htm">Great White Shark Capital of the World</a>. Enough said.
Volusia County, Florida
The beaches of Volusia County, Florida (between Daytona and New Smyrna beach) have <a href="http://travel.ca.msn.com/most-dangerous-beaches?page=7">suffered the most unprovoked shark attacks on humans per square mile</a>.
Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Lava flows into nearby water, making it a whopping 110 degrees. Just this week, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/lava-water-hawaii-photos-pictures_n_1865853.html">tourists took photos of the erupting volcano from the water</a>. <strong>CORRECTION</strong>: The lava that flows into the water measures in the thousands of degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature measures 110 degrees.
Playa Zipolite, Mexico
The word Zipolite comes from the indigenous language meaning "<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8820384/The-worlds-most-dangerous-beaches.html?image=11">beach of the dead</a>". The name comes from the beach's dangerous rip currents and monster waves.
Second Beach, Port St. Johns, South Africa
<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9028558/Shark-attack-the-deadliest-beach-in-the-world.html">Shark attacks have killed numerous tourists and locals</a> alike over the years.
Cape Tribulation Beaches, Queensland, Australia
Box jollyfish, venomous snakes, crocodiles and <a href="http://travel.ca.msn.com/most-dangerous-beaches?page=7#image=8">even flightless birds can get you here</a>.
Drug violence has, unfortunately, overrun this famous beach area.
10 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World
It is probably not safe to go back in the water at any of these 10 dangerous beaches.
Sandy Beach Oahu Hawaii
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/KahunaHawaii"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/2474781.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/KahunaHawaii">KahunaHawaii</a>:<br />Hawaii. Many broken necks, boogie and body surfing haven.. rip will take you all the way to Tahiti