Cable Beach – Western Australia
Most of the destinations on this list of deadly beaches are deemed deadly due to one dangerous aspect. From sharks to jellyfish to terrorism, each beach has its own unique danger thanks mostly to their natural geography or political climate. But Western Australia’s Cable Beach is an exception to this rule, as it has multiple dangers!
Cable Beach is 22km long and its white sands and blue waters stretch as far as the eye can see. Situated in the city of Broome, the beach is breathtakingly beautiful and relaxing. That is, unless the jellyfish, sea urchins, sandflies, crocodiles and thieves are about! Sun worshippers, beach lovers, swimmers and stunning sunset seekers all flock to Cable Beach, but it can be closed in moments if any of its dangers are set on ruining everyone’s day.
Dangerous box jellyfish and Irukandji jellyfish are common in the waters off Cable Beach, and are most common from November to April when the water is warm. Saltwater crocs are rare but not unheard of in these parts and heart urchins are common at low tide. In the evenings, there are two menaces: annoying sandflies and irritating thieves. So make sure you’ve got both your insect repellent and your wits on you at all times!