Pakistan is a country rich in natural and scenic beauty. From the high rocky mountains to the rivers, lakes, and seas, all indicate symbolic and remarkable treasures of nature that Pakistan contains.
For outing and picnic purposes people and specifically those living in the urban areas of Pakistan that touch the seashores, prefer to go to the beaches. Arabian Sea is one of the seas in Pakistan that touches its coastal areas and also famous for its strategic and economic importance. Moreover, it’s soothing breeze and impact on the cities it’s connected with is undeniable.
So, to celebrate the beautiful beaches of Pakistan, we bring you the 10 mind and soul refreshing seashores. Let’s head over!
1. Nathia Gali Beach – Karachi
Location: Situated 40 KM South West of Karachi
Nathia Gali Beach is at the top of our list due to various reasons. It’s a military-protected and restricted area because it is the ending point of the coastal premises of Karachi as well as it is a naval base. The civilians are not granted access to this beach but if you have connections with the high-ranked military officials, they can provide you a host. The host will be the tour guide or in charge of the group of people going to the beach for the picnic through this way. Its crystal clear water and lavish surroundings are worthwhile to experience once in a lifetime.
2. Cape Mountain – Karachi
Location: Located off the shore of the Arabian Sea in Karachi. It stretches from the village of Mubarak to Yousuf Goth in West Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Also known as Ras Muari, the Cape Mountain coastal area is also famous with another name as Cape Monze Beach. It’s one of the best coasts of Karachi having clean and crystal clear water. Although there are no huts or resorts at this seaside you can enjoy camping here if you can afford to. To reach this breathtaking beauty, you need to bypass a string of beaches such as Sands Pit, Hawks Bay, French Beach, Paradise Point and more. Because of its far-flung location and the unavailability of facilities, the place is less explored in Karachi.
3. Pasni Beach – Balochistan
Location: Gwadar District, Balochistan
This is a beach located in Balochistan’s coastal area of Pasni, which is a medium-sized city. It is situated in the Gwadar district and famous as a fishing port and its coastal area is a fish harbor. At the southern part of Pasni, there is a hill named: Jabal-Zarain and is considered to be the highest point in that area. Situated at Makran Coastal range, Poetic scenery alongside the hill welcomes the tourists and visitors to secure the image in your minds and your cameras.
4. Charna Island – Karachi
Location: Located near Mubarak Goth, Kimari Town in Karachi
At the distance of 60 km from Karachi, the beautiful Island named Charna Island is located in the premises of Kimari Town, close to Mubarak Goth. It’s a very small Island without any population settled there. In the west of this Island, the opening of Hub river is located named as “Manjhar Beach” present at the junction of Sindh and Balochistan borders. The local population residing near it has nicknamed it as “Cheerno.”
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It’s a hotspot and an attraction for tourists where they can engage in many sea sports activities such as free-diving, scuba diving, speed boating, wakesurfing, kneeboarding, snorkeling, cliff diving, jet-skiing, underwater photography, and banana tubing. Other than that you can do hiking and fishing as well.
The place is well secured by Pakistan Military, specifically by naval forces. People have observed sightings of many species of animals in the nearby areas of the sea such as blue whales, baleen whales, and killer whales. Apart from that in October, the visitors can come across a large number of jellyfishes in the sea surrounding Charna Island.
5. Tushan Beach – Karachi
Location: Main Hawks Bay Road, after French Beach Karachi
It’s also one of the favorite picnic spots as it is one of the gorgeous seashores in Karachi with beautifully built huts. This place is famous for its calm serenity. Although the huts at the Tushan beach are expensive it is worthwhile to spend your money to get a great experience there. The rush of hut bookers is so extensive that you have to book the huts in advance for yourselves. The soothing and blissful experience is guaranteed if you are planning to visit that place.
6. Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan
Location: North of the Arabian Sea, close to Hingol, Baluchistan, and is 150km away from Makran Coastal Highway.
Extremely fabulous, astonishing and naturally enriched seaside not only in looks but you can feel it when you visit the place for the first time. It’s located in the north of the Arabian Sea, close to Hingol, Baluchistan, and is 150km away from Makran Coastal Highway. It’s at the distance of 4 hours by drive, from Karachi. Hingol is a famous place for its well-known Pakistan National Park, which is expanding to an area of 1650 square meters.
Even without the proper arrangement, organization, and structure built up at that seaside, still it’s a charming and lucrative place for tourists. It’s a beach that is connecting to the Kund Malir dessert that makes it more distinctive in its characteristics. To reach that spot the roads have been constructed already and the driveway is safe but there are no huts or other staying units, so you have to arrange one yourself.
7. Jiwani Beach – Balochistan
Location: It’s located between Gwadar and Chabahar at the eastern end of the Gwadar Bay.
Number seven on the list is Jiwani Beach. It’s situated near the Pakistan-Iran border at the eastern endings of Gawadar Bay that contains a vital mangrove forest which is the natural habitat of endangered species of animals such as green turtles and Olive Ridley. It has its commercial value as a port and 250 thousand people are residing in Jiwani village whose major occupation is fishing. Makran coastal highway connects Gawadar to Jiwani so people from Karachi can also come to visit the place by a long drive. Resorts and luxury huts are available which you have to book in advance.
8. Gadani Beach – Balochistan
Location: It’s located near the Hub River and Cape Monze in Gadani, Lasbela, Balochistan, Pakistan.
An exclusively blissful and naturally freshening place worth to be visited, it is among the precious beaches of Pakistan. Situated in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Gadani Beach reserves the beauty of nature inside it. It’s a place where people can go to experience soothing air and freshening clear waters. This is also the place I recommend families to visit. Clean and sandy, you might enjoy your meal at that picnic spot and can also have a fun ride on the horse.
9. Paradise Point Karachi
Location: It’s located at the end of Hawks Bay beach of Karachi.
Paradise Point is also one of the beautiful beaches of Pakistan covered with cliffs and crystal clear water situated in the vicinity of the Military installation area of Karachi Hawks bay. One of the special attributes of this picnic spot is its route by which it is accessible and approachable from the famous road of the city’s most heavy traffic flow area Mauripur and offers major attractions for families and genders of all kinds.
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It’s considered to be a top spot for families in the summertime. People usually enjoy their time camel and horse riding for peace of mind and serenity. There are several tours and travel organizations or groups that locally offer services to these beautiful beaches every weekend at the visitor’s convenience. The outside visitor of this city immediately asks for this beach at the time of landing in Karachi.
10. Astola Island
Location: Astola Island, Balochistan, Gwadar District, Pakistan
A not-to-forget in the list of the most beautiful beaches of Pakistan is Astola Island. Also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or in English, the “Ireland of seven hills” is a small uninhabited island in the Balochistan side of the Arabian Sea. Due to its remote location, it is approximated at a 7hour drive from Pasni and offers the small Rocky Mountains, and crystal clear water is not much explored or frequent to the residents of the province. The Astola Island is around 6.7Km long offshore and was declared as a Marine protected area back in 2017.
The efforts of the local fishing community have duly made this project a success while adequately ensuring environmental benefits. It’s a pleasant place of camping and eco-tourism that simultaneously offers its visitors a beautiful deep-sea diving experience where they can also access the option of hunting the fish while remaining underwater. An interesting point to note down here for the visitors is the fact that the highest point here is 75m above sea level which is approximately 246ft.