10. Pig Beach, The Bahamas
The only inhabitants of Big Major Cay are wild pigs, known most famously for swimming in the sea, a phenomenon that draws tourists to the island off Exuma for an encounter and photo opp.
In 2017, a wave of pig deaths struck Pig Beach.
While a combination of factors likely lead to their death, reports National Geographic, the government banned visitors from feeding the creatures.
11. Cinque Terre, Italy
When the sun hits the bright houses on the cliff side of the Italian Riviera, tourists whip their cameras out for the perfect shot of architectural and natural beauty.
Cinque Terre’s idealistic setting has increased the numbers of visitors to the area in recent years.
The rise of tourism in the area has “taken a toll on the infrastructure of the towns and visitors have been injured in landslides on separate occasions,” Jet Cost told Harper’s Bazaar.
While there are currently no restrictions set in place, authorities have discussed putting a cap on tourists allowed in the five villages per year, possibly 1.5 million; the area currently sees about 2.4 million tourists per year.
12. The Isle of Skye, Scotland
One of the most picturesque places in the United Kingdom, The Isle of Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, quaint fishing villages, and medieval castles.
Crossing the Skye Bridge to the island from Scotland’s northwest coast is a test of patience these days, with hoards of people packed in caravans, motorhomes, and cars, often in stand-still traffic.
Visitors without prior booking accommodations have found themselves in a pickle.
According to authorities, tourists often arrive at the police station with nowhere to stay asking for advice.
Many end up staying the night in their car.
Local authorities have taken note, advising visitors to use “common sense” before travelling to the island for an overnight stay.