The World's Most Shark-Infested Beaches from The World's Most Shark-Infested Beaches

The World's Most Shark-Infested Beaches

The World's Most Shark-Infested Beaches

There were more than 1,200 shark attacks in the last decade, although only 95 of them were fatal, according to the Global Shark Attack File, which tracks shark attacks.

Between 2008 and 2018, the U.S. had 580 shark attacks, the highest of any country, with 284 of those happening in Florida. The country that had the most attacks after the U.S. is Australia with 256.

In many cases, the beaches with the most shark attacks happen to be the beaches with the most people, rather than the most sharks.

Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States

Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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Ponce Inlet, near New Smyrna Beach, has had seven shark attacks since 2008.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States

New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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In the last ten years, there were 70 shark attacks in New Syrna Beach, according to the Global Shark Attack File. None were fatal.

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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North Myrtle Beach, a town in South Carolina, has had 4 shark attacks in the last decade.

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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Cocoa Beach has had nine shark attacks since 2008.

Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States

Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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Melbourne Beach had 11 shark attacks since 2008.

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Gulf Shores has had three shark attacks since 2008.

Huntington Beach, California, United States

Huntington Beach, California, United States
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Huntington Beach has had four shark attacks in the last 10 years.

San Onofre, California, United States

San Onofre, California, United States
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San Onofre has had six shark attacks since 2008.

Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, United States

Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, United States
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There have been three shark attacks in Hanalei Bay in the last decade.

Trigg Beach, Australia

Trigg Beach, Australia
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Trigg Beach has had three shark attacks in the last decade. 

Lighthouse Beach, Australia

Lighthouse Beach, Australia
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Lighthouse Beach has had four shark attacks since 2008.

Lennox Head, Australia

Lennox Head, Australia
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Lennox Head has had three shark attacks since 2008.

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Madang, Papua New Guinea
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Madang has had six shark attacks since 2006.

Port Alfred, South Africa

Port Alfred, South Africa
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There have been three shark attacks in Port Alfred since 2004.

Port St. Johns, South Africa

Port St. Johns, South Africa
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There were nine shark attacks in Port St. John’s in the last 10 years.

Piedade, Brazil

Piedade, Brazil
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Piedade has had 12 shark attacks since 2002.

Punta Del Chifre, Brazil

Punta Del Chifre, Brazil
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Punta Del Chifre has had three shark attacks since 2006.

Boa Viagem, Brazil

Boa Viagem, Brazil
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Boa Viagem has had 23 shark attacks since 1992.

Pina, Brazil

Pina, Brazil
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Pina has had three shark attacks since 2002.

Tabanan, Indonesia

Tabanan, Indonesia
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Tabanan has had five shark attacks in the last 10 years.