Is this the price of tourism?
Marunda Beach, Indonesia
Situated in Jakarta, on the island of Java, this particular Indonesian beach is quite literally a rubbish dump. In spite of the debris which litters the waterfront, along with nauseating smells and contaminated water, plenty of the city's inhabitants come here for a dip.
Chowpatty Beach, India
If you hadn't already guessed, Chowpatty Beach is one of the dirtiest beaches in the world. Found in the Indian coastal region of Maharashtra, the high rises of Mumbai in the background, wildlife no longer thrives in this corner of India.
Fujiazhuang Beach, China
The Chinese are well known for prizing white skin as a virtue, but that doesn't stop many of them taking off on the weekends to Fujiazhuang Beach in the city of Dalian, Liaoning province.
Haina Beach, Dominican Republic
If you thought the entire island looked like a postcard of Punta Cana, think again. Haina Beach, not far from Santo Domingo on the south coast of the Dominican Republic, is yet to discover the concept of recycling.
Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Despite attracting more than one camera-touting tourist, Saint Martin's Maho Beach sounds hellish if you're after some peace and quiet from your beach holiday. Mere metres from the landing strip at Princess Juliana Airport, the beach is subject to large waves created by plane engines as they roar overhead...