Hawke's Bay Beach

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Hawke's Bay Beach
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A view over the beach
Map showing the location of Hawke's Bay Beach
Map showing the location of Hawke's Bay Beach
Map showing the location of Hawke's Bay Beach
Map showing the location of Hawke's Bay Beach
LocationKarachi
Coordinates24°51′37″N 66°51′49″E / 24.860202°N 66.863654°E / 24.860202; 66.863654
GeologyBeach

Hawke's Bay or Hawkesbay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located 20 km 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]

Endangered Green sea turtle

This 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]

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 19 July 2015, four boys drowned in this beach.[5]
  • On 9 September 2017, 12 people from three different families drowned in this beach of Karachi.[6]
  • On 11 July 2019, a teenager Kamran (age 14) and an adult Moiz Younus (age 24) drowned while on picnic with family.[7]

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/
  7. ^ "Two drown off Hawkesbay". dawn.com. Dawn. July 12, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

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