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Top 10 Beach Hazards


See what beach hazards to avoid so you can spend more time enjoying fun in the sun.
See what beach hazards to avoid so you can spend more time enjoying fun in the sun.
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Who doesn't like a little fun in the sun and some time on the beach? If your idea of relaxation involves sun lotion and sandy toes, don't toss all caution to the wind: There's plenty of danger lurking and ready to strike if you're not prepared. Drowning? Skin cancer? How about a painful sting from a submerged sea creature?

Before you slather on the SPF and tune out the worries of the world, familiarize yourself with the top 10 beach hazards on our list. You may be glad you did.


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