20 Places You Should Never Ever Swim

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West End, Bahamas

Tiger Beach Bahamas

Tourists flock to the beautiful Bahamas to take a dip alongside the famous swimming pigs. But venture into the waters off West End and you could find yourself face-to-face with creatures that are rather more dangerous.

Located on Grand Bahama, this is the island’s oldest town and western-most settlement. It’s also home to countless sharks, with the infested waters here considered amongst the most dangerous on Earth.

Tiger Beach is named after the tiger sharks that patrol its pristine shores. Make no mistake, this is a dangerous beast, second only to the great white shark in its fearsome reputation, and known to grow up to 16 feet long here. Shark tours are offered to the courageous — or foolish — but we recommend remaining on the boat and taking a much-safer fishing trip in search of the tuna and marlin that live a little further out.