Beaches of Balochistan

adventure   Dec 20, 2019

Balochistan is a land that is yet to be explored by travellers around the world. This is because the province is not an urban region and lacks facilities such an electricity in several of its districts. However, we feel Blochistan has managed to preserve its beauty because it has not been urbanised yet.

There’s no pollution, nor is there any trash on the road. All you will see for miles is desert land, interesting rock formations and beautiful beaches.Here are a few beaches of Balochistan that you must visit

Ormara beach

The breathtaking Ormara beach located in the Makran coastal region is 360 kilometres west of Karachi. Apart from just being a beautiful beach, Ormara has a rich history linked with Alexander the Great who stayed there with his army for a few days.

Today, the Jinnah Naval Base of the Pakistan Navy is located at Ormara, hence, making it a safe spot for families who need to get close to nature once in a while.

Sonmiani beach

Located in the Lasbela District of Balochistan, Sonmiani Beach is a two-hour drive away from Karachi. Due to its clear blue water and clean golden sand, Sonmiani has become a spot for all those who want to get away from the city life over the weekend.

The beach is also popular for activities such as boat rides and bonfires with family and friends.

Astola Island

Astola Island in Balochistan has gained quite the reputation in the past few years. This is because it’s a secluded place with crystal clear water and endangered marine life. This is why the island was declared a Marine protected areas in 2017.

Located near Pasni, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island at approximately 6.7 km long. The island can be accessed by motorised boats from Pasni, with a journey time of about 5 hours to reach the island.

Kund malir

Located in the Hingol National Park, Balochistan, Kund Malir is a popular desert beach where visitors often camp throughout the night. Surrounded by hills, glistening water, and a blanket of twinkling stars, this spot is often visited by people residing in Sindh.

The best part – you can tour around the Hingol National park when you visit the beach.