Are There Dangerous Animals In The Ocean?
One of the biggest concerns we receive from travelers is about the safety of the water they are in. The threat of shark attacks in Myrtle Beach remains remarkably low. Myrtle Beach has an average of 15 million visitors each year and the odds of being attacked by a shark are about 1 in 4 million. You are more likely to be struck by lightning standing on the beach. Jellyfish are prominent in the Myrtle Beach area and should be avoided. We see swarms of jellies usually around late July. However, the jellies are hard to see in the water due to their clear coloring. Your best bet is to ask your tour guide if it is safe for you to take a swim in the area you’re in. We also have seen sea turtles, stingrays and an assortment of other wild animals in the ocean, none of which have ever raised any concerns for our renters or guides!