Sandspit Beach

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Sandspit Beach
Sands Pit Beach, Karachi.jpg
View of Sandspit Beach
Map showing the location of Sandspit Beach
Map showing the location of Sandspit Beach
Map showing the location of Sandspit Beach
Map showing the location of Sandspit Beach
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
Coordinates24°50′25″N 66°54′35″E / 24.8404°N 66.9098°E / 24.8404; 66.9098
GeologyBeach

Sandspit Beach is a beach located in south west of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is a very famous tourist spot.

A remarkable variety of marine life are found here including algae and crabs. The shallow waters are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. It has an unusual rocky formation. Sandspit Beach is quite a popular hangout and relaxation spot in Karachi. Facilities at the Sandspit Beach include horseback and camel riding.[1]

Sandspit Beach is also a nesting ground for green and olive ridley turtles, implemented by the Sindh Wildlife Department over the past two decades. Nesting takes place in early winter months. In recent years the WWF-Pakistan has also become involved in turtle conservation activities by establishing a wetland centre at Sandspit Beach.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KARACHI: Students clean Sandspit beach Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 November 2006, Retrieved 24 March 2021
  2. ^ Faiza Ilyas (24 July 2012). "Marine turtle habitat at Hawkesbay, Sandspit must be protected". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. ^ Wild life of Pakistan, Green Sea Turtle

Coordinates: 24°50′26″N 66°54′35″E / 24.840463°N 66.90983°E / 24.840463; 66.90983