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Your Complete Guide to Visiting Sea View, Karachi

Whether you are visiting Karachi for work or leisure, you simply cannot return to your city without visiting the beach at least once. The bustling metropolis is home to some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Pakistan, attracting a large number of tourists throughout the year. Among them, Sea View, Karachi, stands out as the top hangout spot in the City of Lights owing to its easily accessible location and stunning view.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that make Sea View one of the most iconic places to visit in Karachi.

ABOUT SEA VIEW, KARACHI

A camel owner walks along the shoreline

Sea View, Karachi, is the ultimate picnic spot for the residents of the city. The beach is always filled with families relaxing on the marble stairs constructed near the shoreline, walking on the sand, enjoying horseback and camel rides, children making sandcastles and much more. It gets even more crowded during the summer months, as people from all over the city visit the beach to beat the heat and spend the day by the Arabian Sea. 

It is also considered one of the most popular nightspots in Karachi, with large street lights illuminating the beach and giving it an almost ethereal glow. You can also find vendors selling street food, snacks and ice creams at Sea View, Karachi, allowing visitors to experience the special delicacies of the city. 

There are also a few parks and restaurants constructed alongside Sea View, Karachi, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. You can also find shopping malls and other recreational facilities located in the vicinity of the beach. This makes it easier for tourists to catch up on their shopping after a visit to the sea.

Owing to its status as one of the most famous tourist attractions in Karachi, different sports competitions, cultural events, flower shows and different festivals are also held at Sea View beach throughout the year. Most of the official air shows that take place in the city are also organised at Sea View due to its ideal location within the city. 

If you live in the area, you can also go for a morning jog or evening walk at the beach. Since the beach is open to the general public around-the-clock, you can also visit Sea View, Karachi, at night.

SEA VIEW, KARACHI, LOCATION

This picnic spot is easily accessible from all parts of the city

Sea View, Karachi, is located at a short distance from the stunning Clifton Beach, which is also usually referred to as Sea View. However, for the sake of clarity, Clifton Beach is located along Marine Promenade in the highly exclusive housing society of Clifton, Karachi. Meanwhile, the Sea View beach is located along Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi. It stretches through the posh localities of DHA Phase 5, Phase 6 and Phase 8. 

To put it simply, this particular strip of beach starts near Dolmen City Mall and extends all the way to Captain Farhan Ali Shaheed Park near Do Darya. From that point on, you can see families sitting on the Sea Wall, watching the waves crashing into the rock below them.

The Sea View beach, one of the most renowned picnic spots in Karachi, is easily accessible from all parts of the city through a wide network of roads, bridges and underpasses. Public transport and private taxi services are also readily available in the area during all hours.

THINGS TO DO AT SEA VIEW, KARACHI

There are a host of fun activities available for visitors at the beach

Beaches are a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Those who have enough swimming experience under their belts can even take a dip in the water during hot days. Meanwhile, others can simply enjoy the picturesque view and gentle breeze of the sea while sitting on the stairs.

We have put together a list of fun activities that can make your trip to one of the most popular tourist attractions in Karachi even more memorable.

  • Swimming
  • Walking along the shore
  • Jogging
  • Camel riding
  • Horseback riding
  • Beach buggy
  • Beach sports 

FACILITIES AT SEA VIEW, KARACHI

Let’s take a look at some of the facilities available at the most enjoyable beach in the City of Lights.

  • Seating areas for visitors
  • Corniche point and snack bars
  • Street food vendors
  • Illuminating streetlights
  • Parking space
  • Public bathrooms

PARKS AND RECREATIONAL SPOTS

These are some of the beachfront parks constructed along Sea View, Karachi:

  • Chunky Monkey Amusement Park
  • AK Khan Park, which is also the home to Nishan-e-Pakistan monument 
  • Captain Farhan Ali Shaheed Park

These seaside parks in Karachi also feature playgrounds for children, snack bars, beautiful seating areas and much more. Different cultural, musical and food festivals are also held at these parks on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, Beach View Park and Bin Qasim Park, the latter of which is considered the largest family park in South Asia, are also located in the vicinity of Sea View beach.

DHA Beach View Club and DHA Golf Club are also situated at a short distance from the beach.

RESTAURANTS NEAR SEA VIEW, KARACHI

Your trip to the beach cannot be complete without a visit to a restaurant or a café. There are a large number of eateries located near the Sea View beach in Clifton and DHA, Karachi.

For your convenience, we have put together a list of the most popular restaurants near Sea View, Karachi that you can easily visit after spending the day at the beach. 

  • McDonald’s
  • Shinwari Nights
  • Playa Bar by Rosati Bistro
  • Afridi Inn
  • Xander’s Clifton
  • The Deli
  • Café Aylanto 
  • Hoagies
  • Once Upon a Time Café
  • Kababjees Do Darya
  • Al Habib Restaurant Do Darya
  • Sajjad Restaurant Do Darya
  • Kolachi Restaurant Do Darya 
  • Charcoal Grill and BBQ

Here are some of the other top restaurants in DHA, Karachi that will keep you coming for more. On the other hand, you can also take a look at some of the best places to eat in Clifton.

PLACES TO GO SHOPPING NEAR SEA VIEW, KARACHI

Dolmen City Mall is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Karachi

Whether you are looking to buy groceries and household items or want to visit outlets of international brands for some retail therapy, these are some of the top places to go shopping near the beach:

  • Dolmen City Mall
  • Carrefour 
  • Imtiaz Super Market
  • Chase Up Super Store

NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Even if you are visiting Karachi for a short amount of time, you must make sure to include these popular locations near Sea View, Karachi, in your itinerary.

  • Do Darya Food Street
  • Bin Qasim Park
  • Beach View Park
  • Mohatta Palace
  • Port Grand
  • Hilal Park
  • Zamzama Park

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Beachfront living can have a positive impact on your health

For those looking to enter the real estate market of Karachi, buying beachfront property in the city can be a lucrative investment. 

Both Clifton and DHA are considered two of the most affluent, meticulously planned and aesthetically pleasing beachfront housing societies in Karachi. If you want to buy property in DHA, Karachi, you should take a look at our guide detailing the top areas to invest in the housing society. Similarly, if you are interested in investing in Clifton, make sure to check out the top areas to buy property in the affluent residential scheme. 

In case you are confused between the two areas, our comparative analysis on DHA vs Clifton might help you reach an informed decision.

That brings an end to our guide on the Sea View beach, one of the most well-known nightspots in Karachi. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please get in touch with us by emailing at blog@rehaish.pk

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