Beaches to avoid if you are beach lover
Many of you are beach lovers, we are too. Even those that don’t like to spend your holiday days chilling out all day lazing on the sand, still appreciate the natural beauty of a pristine beach, and clear waters.
We as a species have done so much over the years to ruin the world’s natural beauty, beaches included. Whether it’s dirty water, overcrowding, rubbish or pollution even the slightest hint of mankind’s invasion can ruin an otherwise picturesque beach.
There are so many lists adorning the internet and travel guides of the world’s best beaches, we thought here at Plane Fun Aviation we should highlight the ones you should avoid at all costs.
These are guaranteed to ruin any beach lover’s holiday, and if beaches are what you are looking for then DO NOT travel to these.
1 Xinghai Beach China
It is no wonder the most populous country on the planet is also home the most overcrowded beach on the planet. Xinghai beach is underneath the swarm of people that descend here every weekend actually a very pleasant crescent shaped beach.
However its location in the North East of the country make it a perfect getaway for many Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian tourist, all looking for the same thing, a weekend getaway on the beach. Every weekend this otherwise tranquil spot is overrun with people, in much a similar way an ice cream left outside an ant hill would be overrun with ants.
2 Pattaya Beach Thailand
Second on the list is Pattaya beach in Thailand, located only 175km south of the capital this is a very popular beach for both domestic and foreign tourists. Pattaya beach doesn’t excel at being bad in any one particular area, in fact it has gone for a clean sweep of bad beach awards.
Overcrowded due to its proximity to the capital Bangkok, the beach is packed almost every day of the year. The waters at the top of the gulf of Thailand are notoriously polluted and swimming at Pattaya beach is not for the faint hearted.
If you are looking to chill out, relax and escape the modern world forget about that here, you will be pestered everyday by the endless stream of locals pestering you buy the fake cigarettes and DVD’s.
But having said that we still haven’t got to the worst part about Pattaya beach, its seediness! In a town which is world renowned for its sex trade the beach front is the epicentre, while the seedy bars and clubs are located at one end of the beach in “Walking Street”, the more public and lower end of the trade is located right along the beach. Here every afternoon from noon to late at night hundreds of freelance sex workers (Male, female and Ladyboy’s) pour to the edge of the beach making it one of the world’s longest red light zones around.
3 Kamilo Beach Hawaii
We have mentioned the impact of waste and rubbish have on the world and its beaches and probably the worst affected is Kamilo Beach in Hawaii. In an island of otherwise pristine beaches and bays Kamilo stands out as one which is particularly affected by trash.
A lot of the worlds waste ends up in its oceans, especially the great Pacific garbage patch and unfortunately for Kamilo beach the tides and currents seem to wash most of it ashore there. The beach is almost 90% covered trash, such a shame.
4 Maho beach, St Maarten
What is otherwise a truly stunning beach, complete with all aspects of the perfect place to relax. Picture perfect white powder sands, crystal clear waters that gently lap the sands and a protected safe waters.
You may wonder why Maho beach is on the list, well noise pollution. It does not matter how picture perfect your surroundings, how gentle the waters or how clean the sand, if you are constantly disturbed by the sound of huge Jumbo jets coming in to land, you are not going to enjoy your day.
Its location is not designed by human design, mother nature chose this otherwise tranquil spot. What is by human design is the airports location less than 100m behind the beach. The planes are on their final approach at low altitude when the cross the beach, making the noise unbearable at times. Watch the video above, you will not believe this is even possible.
Well I hope your are luckily enough never to have to visit one of the above beaches, there are plenty of truly sublime beaches around the world for you too choose from.
All it takes is a bit of research to ensure your beach vacation goes perfectly.