New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Ah, Florida. A land of golden beaches, blue-tinged perms, Girls Gone Wild… and the world’s highest concentration of shark attacks. While South Africa boasts the most incidents overall -- with 214 attacks and 42 fatalities over the past 30yrs -- they occurred over 2,798mi of coastline. Florida’s New Smyrna Beach, however, has had more attacks per square mile than ANY OTHER BEACH IN THE WORLD, with 210 over the same time period. One (slightly dubious) source speculates that if you’ve taken a dip at New Smyrna, you’ve probably placed yourself within 10ft of a shark… and 15ft from a redneck driving an El Camino on the beach.