Hawke's Bay Beach

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Hawke's Bay Beach
HawkesBay.jpg
A view over the beach
Hawke's Bay Beach is located in Sindh
Hawke's Bay Beach
Hawke's Bay Beach
Location within Sindh
Hawke's Bay Beach is located in Pakistan
Hawke's Bay Beach
Hawke's Bay Beach
Hawke's Bay Beach (Pakistan)
Location Karachi
Coordinates 24°51′37″N 66°51′49″E / 24.860202°N 66.863654°E / 24.860202; 66.863654

Hawke's Bay Or Hawkesbay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located 20km at south-west of Karachi. This beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a beach house here in 1930s. Hundreds of people visit here daily for swimming, camel and horse riding and for vacations.[1][2]

Marine Life[edit]

This is beach is known for being a nesting ground of Green sea turtle and Olive ridley sea turtle during winter months. WWF has also organised a "wetland centre" on this beach for informations regarding turtles. [3]

Endangered Green sea turtle

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Hawkes Bay incident[edit]

Various accidents have occurred due to lack of proper security and damaged boats used for giving rides to people.

  • In February 1983, a Shia pilgrim was drowned at this beach.[4]
  • On 19th July 2015, four boys drowned in this beach.[5]
  • On 9th September 2017, 12 people from three different families drowned in this beach of Karachi.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sindhidunya.com/hawkes-bay-beach-the-popular-tourist-attraction-in-karachi-sindh/
  2. ^ CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sibtain Naqvi, Dawn Newspaper, July 30, 2017
  3. ^ "Hawkes Bay Beach in Karachi: A Wonderfully Sunny & Sandy Beach". Group In. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.sindhidunya.com/hawkes-bay-beach-the-popular-tourist-attraction-in-karachi-sindh/
  5. ^ https://www.geo.tv/latest/141737-Three-drown-in-Karachis-Hawkes-Bay
  6. ^ https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/09/karachi-12-people-drown-hawks-bay/

Coordinates: 24°51′37″N 66°51′49″E / 24.860202°N 66.863654°E / 24.860202; 66.863654