It may be the beach with the most shark attacks in Florida, but New Smyrna is much more than a scary shark-filled destination.
It may be small at only 1.1 km in length, but Mākena Beach is still a sharky neighborhood, that’s for sure.
It rests at the heart of California’s Red Triangle, where 38% of all Great White Shark attacks occur. That’s a scary stat, I know, but there is a reason for this.
Although seeing sharks at Solana Beach is becoming more common, this 2.7 km stretch of pristine coastline still has a reasonably low number of shark attacks.
People are less eager to dive right into these azure blue waters as attacks have been recorded every two years, like clockwork.