Staying safe in the ocean is all about knowledge. There are dangers in the water - whether you like to surf, snorkel, or just swim, ocean waves can be tricky to master.
Besides the waves, ocean water contains all manner of dangerous marine animals. Sharks, stingrays, and even the beautiful jellyfish can leave swimmers in pain.
The sand has its own beach wildlife, with odd mating rituals and a fondness for fermented fruits and grains.
Hovering above all is the sun. Harnessed, it gives a bronze glow sought around the world. Overexposure to the sun can be deadly.
Read on to learn all about the dangers lurking at your favorite sandy getaway.