When most of us think of beaches, we imagine pale sand, clear blue water and picturesque palm trees waving in the wind. What we are imagining are tropical paradises where we can soak up the golden sunrays with tropical drinks in our hands.
Unfortunately, there are beaches that do not live up to our fantasies. Some of the beaches on the list today are uncomfortable places. They get bad press for a reason.
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10th Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands Group, British Overseas Territories
If you want to visit a beach that is polluted with lush 18 tons of plastic you can plan a trip to Henderson Island. This remote island is uninhabited and is home to sugar sand beaches, which are unfortunately adversely affected by the presence of plastic and other garbage from Japan, America and a variety of other nations.
So how does all this garbage get to Henderson Island, which is part of the Pitcairn Islands Groups a British Overseas Territory? Well, Henderson Island, a remarkable marine reserve, has landed on the sand under with garbage on – and buried centimeters due to a strong ocean current known as the South Pacific Gyre.
This circular flow sends debris from international seas directly to the coast of Henderson Island . Every day 3,500 pieces of land land on the banks.
This island is halfway between Peru and New Zealand. Experts estimate that there are currently 38 million plastic parts on the beaches of the island. The hermit crabs of Henderson Island now live in plastic containers and birds and other wildlife eat plastic.
In the 1980s, the island was a pristine paradise, declared a World Heritage Site for its unspoiled beauty.
. 9 Cabrillo Beach (to the harbor side), Los Angeles, USA
You will find Cabrillo Beach in Los Angeles . This beach should be an ideal place to fool around in the water and relax in the sand, but the pollution has made the harbor side of this beach an unattractive destination for city dwellers and tourists alike. The harbor side of Cabrillo Beach has the dubious reputation of being one of the dirtiest beaches in the US.
The beaches of California are susceptible to pollution from urban runoffs that land in the sea, as well as rusted septic tanks and sewage systems. The degradation of algae and kelp also contributes to environmental pollution problems. The stretch of beach at Cabrillo, facing San Pedro Harbor, has been hit by all these problems and has been ranked as one of the most polluted beaches in the Golden State.
Interestingly, the section on the sea of the beach of Cabrillo San Pedro, is in good condition in terms of pollution. This is because the two sides of the beach are separated by a dam and a long pier. Unfortunately, the port side is far from perfect, due in part to nasty human bacteria entering the water via a currently unknown source.
If you want to swim on Cabrillo beach, stick to the beach. If you would like to bathe on a beach known as one of the cleanest in the area, head to Las Tunas County Beach in Malibu .
8. Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, USA
This beach used to be breathtaking and relatively untouched. Hawaiis Kamilo Beach has two nicknames, "Plastic Beach" and "Trash Beach," which speak volumes. Off the beaten track, this beach was once a hidden jewel for adventurous beach lovers willing to drive 4×4 vehicles down an unpaved road to get there.
Now people visit Kamilo Beach to admire the amazing amount of garbage mixed with the sand. Some come to help clean up . The garbage at this beach in Hawaii is really accumulating and this garbage comes from the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". This patch is a collection of marine litter located in the North Pacific.
The currents in Kamilo Beach are unique, and these currents bring many things to stores, including garbage, tree trunks, and dead animals.
Tree trunks are no longer common on the banks today, but there is a plethora of plastic on a regular basis. Ninety percent of the deposits washed ashore are made of plastic.
At the beach of Kamilo, the sand is dotted with small bright plastic parts, many of which have faded somewhat due to the weather. There are also larger pieces of garbage like plastic vats. Much of the waste comes from fishing.
The beach looks awful. It stands out for the wrong reasons. The beach is a total downer.
7. Juhu Beach, Mumbai, India
Another extremely dirty beach is the Juhu Beach in Mumbai, India . It is mega-polluted.
This beach is not part of an uninhabited island or tucked away in a secluded spot. It is part of an upscale neighborhood in Mumbai where many Bollywood stars live. While people are making serious efforts to clean up Juhu Beach, the problem of contamination has been considerable with some success.
Pollution in the Arabian Sea is rising alarmingly, and a report by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay states that by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. According to the report, 50% of the plastics that pollute the Arabian Sea have been produced in the last decade. Plastic consumption is on the rise and the sea creatures (and beachcombers) pay the price.
Hundreds of tons of garbage were removed from Juhu Beach so it does not look so bad Previously it was like this, but the real problem that causes plastic and other wastes to be washed up on the shores, what leads to increasing pollution in the Arabian Sea means that the cleanup work must be aggressive and continuous.
Although the beach can sometimes look quaint, especially after cleanup, the waters are always heavily polluted.
As of November 2019, the beach receives an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 at TripAdvisor . In November 2018, a surveyor described the beach's water as "black" due to pollution. In August 2019, another visitor described the beach as "shame" due to its overcrowding and general pollution.
People bravely try to improve this beach, but it's a 24-hour job that's an epic quest. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now overseeing the cleanup, and these measures are improving the situation. Large machines are needed to get rid of the garbage that accumulates on the beach in the morning.
People visiting the beach may not be aware of how polluted the water is, as garbage that hits the beach is now being cleared faster than it once was. Visitors and those who want to visit Juhu Beach in the future must know the truth.
Of course, there are concerned citizens who understand. Some of them are activists who are trying to change things.
6. Fujiazhuang Beach, Dalian, China
Would you like to share a beach with 50,000 other people? Probably not, right? This is what you need to do if you decide to stay at Fujiazhuang Beach in Dalian, China .
Beaches can be uncomfortable for a number of reasons, including crazy overcrowding. This beach is widely regarded as the most crowded sandy beach in the world. Visitors should not swim if they have skin problems, eye diseases or gastrointestinal problems. You should also avoid smoking, spitting and refuse.
Did tens of thousands of visitors follow all these instructions? You know the answer.
So, why do people keep flocking to this beach? What is the attraction? It is a picturesque pebble beach. It is really a nice place.
Overcrowding is worst in the summer. In spring, there is much more space to move and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, the beach is polluted all year round. Food packaging and plastic waste are common to all beachgoers.
This beach also receives a rating of 3.5 / 5 TripAdvisor (as of November 2019). Some extroverts enjoy the fact that so many people visit the beach in high season because it is a socially active environment, while others hate overcrowding. People who gave bad reviews about Fujiazhuang Beach commented on the fact that entering the pebbles was painful, noted the unpleasant pollution and noticed that the water was difficult to see because of the many people.
5 Angela State Park Villa, Ohio, United States
Villa Angela State Park is home to Villa Angela Beach, which is linked to Euclid Beach. These beaches are known for their high bacterial content in their waters. Unfortunately, bacterial levels tend to stay high rather than sometimes decreasing. The Villa Angela State Park and the adjacent Euclid beach are often not safe for swimming.
Some of us expect American beaches to be safer than some international ones thanks to the Clean Water Act. However, this is not always the case. American beaches may be filled with human droppings or other harmful contaminants, as well as beaches in undeveloped countries or beaches in other developed countries.
US residents and tourists visiting American destinations must understand that American beaches sometimes – or all the time – can be dangerous. If you want to check the inner security of a beach, you should look for official reports before you visit, especially before swimming or wading.
So, what's in the water at Villa Angela State Park, Ohio? Well, the beach of this state park is often filled with fecal matter that can contaminate the water and cause respiratory, otitis, gut discomfort, eye infections and rashes. The park's main beach is 900 feet long and a pretty spot, but the water is dirty, as is the case with many Ohio State beaches.
. 4 Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
Beaches Near This Victoria, Australia Bay are places where approximately 800 million pieces of garbage flow into the waters over a few rivers each year. The situation on the beaches of Port Phillip Bay illustrates the damage caused by environmental pollution on the Melbourne coast. Most of the pollution consists of plastic waste that enters the bay and endangers the survival of marine life.
Microplastic in the water is a big problem. These types of plastics are smaller than a typical fingernail. Plastic bags also land in the waters of Port Phillip Bay. Even on the beaches of Port Phillip Bay, the contamination of feces is sometimes a problem. As a rule, flash floods are the cause of heavy contamination by feces.
There are many beaches in Port Phillip, which are usually long, shallow and flat. These beaches are very popular with tourists as they offer mild conditions for swimming. These beaches are not surf beaches with big, rough waves.
Unfortunately, some tourists do not know all about the pollution in Port Phillip Bay. Popular beaches in this area are Dromana Beach, Sandringham Beach, St Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach. Some of these beaches regularly fail water quality tests.
3. Guanabara Bay Beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guanabara Bay Beaches in Rio land on most lists of the world's most polluted beaches, including this list. The problem is the untreated human waste that pollutes the water.
When it comes to swimming in the waters of Guanabara Bay Beaches, strongly reconsider as the sanitation facilities in the local neighborhoods are very scarce, which means that the water conditions are terrible bad microorganisms] Raw sewage is widely used in water.
Some people who swim at the beaches of Guanabara Bay regret it because later they have skin irritation and stomach problems. Athletes, including Olympic rowers, try not to splash the water of the bay on themselves or others. They also disinfect with disinfectants while they are in their boats.
A beach should not make you sick. This beach could be very good.
Exposure to pathogens from raw sewage of million inhabitants of Rio is only the beginning. At this beach, the water is also polluted by industrial waste. There are tons of refineries, pharmaceutical factories and oil and gas companies in the region. Every day a large amount of industrial wastewater enters the bay.
These beaches look beautiful, but have a dark side that residents and tourists need to watch out for. If you want to hang out on these beaches, you may not go into the water. Stick to a little people watching and sunbathing in the sand.
. 2 Freedom Island, Manila, Philippines
You may not want to load a beach bag or backpack with towels, sunscreen, the latest juicy, best selling novel and drinks, and then spend a day on the beach at Freedom Island, Manila, Philippines. The sand of Freedom Island is basically buried under rubbish heaps.
The Philippines are well known for causing large-scale pollution of the oceans, and the dump that Freedom Island has become is proof that the Philippines needs to reduce the plastic pollution of the oceans as quickly as possible.
The accumulation of plastic waste is linked to the development of pouch packaging in the Philippines. Bags are plastic bags reinforced with aluminum layers that provide durability and shape. If you opened a packet of ketchup and pushed the contents onto your french fries, you used a pouch.
Sachets make life easier for the inhabitants of the Philippines, but this ease and convenience is associated with a very high environmental price. It is really pretty awful.
When the waves turn and the beaches turn into landfills, we should all be alerted. It happens all over the world, even on Freedom Island.
. 1 Beach of El Gringo, Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
When a beach receives the unofficial title " Dominican Chernobyl ", this is a clear indication that the state of the beach is not exactly safe or inspiring , The beach of El Gringo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is remarkably dirty and some of its pollution is dangerous, which makes it a worrisome nickname.
People visiting El Gringo beach have to worry about plastic pollution and the toxic levels of lead and lead in lead. The lead comes from an illegal car battery recycling hut. The recycled car batteries contained lead. This melt has since been abandoned, but the activities there caused significant environmental damage.
Those who go to this beach also have to deal with other forms of industrial waste that end up in the waters and along the shores. Examples of toxins found on the beach at Bajos de Haina include the above-mentioned lead as well as ammonium, formaldehyde and sulfuric acid. These toxins are produced by oil refineries, manufacturing plants and power plants in the region.
A nonprofit organization called the Blacksmith Institute sees Bajos de Haina, which is home to the beach at El Gringo, as one of the planet's most polluted areas. Toxins in the area are present in sand, soil and water, and some of these toxins are also present in the air beach picnic. It's also not the best place to take a bath.
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