Top 5 Beaches Around the World With the Most Jellyfish

By Arlene Westcott October 8, 2021

white and blue jellyfish swims under water

Are you planning a beach vacation? You may want to avoid these top 5 beaches around the world that have the most jellyfish. Jellyfish can pack one of the worst stings in the natural world, and some species are even deadly! Some people love them, but if they’re not your thing, this list is for you. 

1) Palau Rock Islands 

The Palau Rock Islands are a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. They have some beautiful beaches, but jellyfish often swarm there because they like clear water and rocky bottoms to find food.

2)  Moorea, French Polynesia- 

This small island near Tahiti doesn’t have many people living on it, so the beaches are often clean and uncrowded. However, because humans do not populate them, jellyfish thrive here! Jellyfish like Moorea because clear water means more food options for them as well as plenty of space to hang out on the shallow ocean floor where tourists can easily walk around them while swimming or snorkeling. There may be beautiful fish all over these coasts too!

3) Okinawa Beach, Japan

Okinawa Beach is a wide, beautiful sandy beach in Japan that has many different shades of sand. It’s one of the most popular beaches on Okinawa Island and was known as “the land without sorrow” before it became an American military base during World War II. There are no waves at this beach, but there might be jellyfish, so beware! Box jellyfish, the most venomous species in the world, are common here and can be deadly.

4) Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. Not only does it boast a variety of luscious locales, but Jamaica also has some interesting wildlife to offer. Jellyfish are not commonly found on many beaches around the globe due to their ability to sting people and other creatures that come into contact with them for too long. However, there are still popular spots suited for beachgoers who aren’t afraid to brave these aquatic pests, such as those located at Negril Beach Resort & Spa! This particular resort offers plenty of outdoor activities, including water sports, volleyball games, and more, all within proximity from an enticing stretch of seaside sand perfect for relaxing or spending time with loved ones while reading anything your heart desires.

5) St. Vincent & Grenadines Islands

aerial photo of body of water between mountains

The first of the five beaches with the most jellyfish is St. Vincent and Grenadines Island (St. Vincent). The coral reef at this location provides a home for over 200 species of fish, which feed on plankton that are drawn to the water by powerful currents from an underwater canyon called Table Rock Point. Jellyfish prey on these small creatures and end up overwhelming them during certain times of the year when they spawn into reproducing adults, causing a swarm effect. 

Here are just a few tips on how to avoid being stung while visiting any beach:

  • Wear clothing that covers your skin, like long-sleeve shirts or skirts and pants, so you don’t accidentally rub against one when they come up out of the water
  • Watch where you walk carefully because sea jellies often hang near shorelines waiting for people to approach them before attacking! Stay away from areas where droplets might be hanging as well which are what the jellyfish use to sting people onshore
  • Watch out for waves crashing near you because these are often one of the most common ways that a person can get stung by a sea nettle. Don’t let your head or face go too close to where the waves come up onto shorelines, as this is when an unsuspecting swimmer could be in danger!
  • If someone has been stung, immediately apply vinegar from any household items like lemonade that contain it and rinse them off with fresh water, so they don’t continue being irritated. The itching will happen at first, but it should stop soon after treatment, which is better than continuing to itch until something more serious starts happening, such as developing an infection, or you can take the person who is stung to a hospital because we need professionals. If there is no hospital nearby, there must be some clinic, and now you can even find clinics through their web pages as they have really well-maintained pages like Totalclinic, Amwell, and LiveHealth. If you found this blog interesting and useful, do let us know.

Stay safe and travel.

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