10 Beach Hazards Much More Dangerous to Kids Than Sharks (PHOTOS)

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If you're heading to the beach with your kids, you've probably been warned up the wazoo about the traditional dangers -- drowning -- and the not-so-traditional -- sharks. Sure, you should have your eyes peeled for those telltale fins and turbulent waters, but know this: These risks aren't the only ones that should be on your radar, not by far.

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In an effort to alert you to a beach's more surprising perils, here are 11 to watch out for -- and what to do if you encounter them. Heed these tips to help ensure a safe trip!

 

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