Coastal Excitement: Karachi Beach Getaways

Saniya Yousuf Apr 22 2015
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Summer has begun in Karachi and it’s always beach season when summer starts. Amongst the hustle and bustle of this city, the city is also known for the sandy shores and beautiful sunsets by the sea. The beaches are a gift of nature for the residents here. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned Karachiite or a guest to the city, the diversity of sand, water, sun and even wildlife on the beach must not be missed out.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the combination of waves gently crashing along the shore, sunlight streaming from a cloudless blue sky, miles of seemingly-endless sand joining horizon. Don’t you feel relaxed already? A little time spent on the beach can go long way to improve your mental and physical health.

Don’t you love walking on the tiny grains of sand? It’s because sand acts as a natural exfoliator and peels off dead skin cells from our feet and leaving them renewed and much softer.

It’s pretty common knowledge that we can get Vitamin D through exposure to sunlight is the most vital vitamin that absorbs calcium and phosphorus to our body. Called the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is vital to strong bones and teeth and a healthy immune system. Although when we get plenty of sun, the people are resisting it. Also sunlight has been seen to decrease the depression.

Seawater preserves elasticity of skin. The ocean is full of anti-aging minerals that can counter the decline of your skin’s elasticity among other things, when people grow older, they tends to lose their skin’s tightness and suppleness. And while some people will do almost anything to look young, saltwater is far less invasive and expensive.

Places You Can Go For Some Beach Therapy

The Sind portion of Pakistan is a coastal region; the main attraction of Sind is the water or sea. The sight of long stretched coastal line is beautiful, people actually go crazy when they see coming from Punjab or any other land than Sind.

French Beach is a calm place; just floating in the sea will lift your mood: taking a dip at the beach, people are seen swimming here and their holiday-induced relaxation leads to a contended life. Talking about French Beach, scattered like drops of golden and blue paint on an artist’s palette, the beach is ready or exploration.

The French Beach offers non-stop waves, sandy shores, unique architecture and plenty of eye candy to its visitors. This line of sandy shores has boomed over the last few years as a popular resort beach but there are only few huts built there as it is not much publicized therefore the beach is more calm and sound.

It is a rocky beach with water-and-sand-based compulsion, each framed by a backdrop of gorgeous, mesmerizing blue water that is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving as well as surfing during the monsoon season. So paint your own adventure – the palette awaits and so does your health.

There’s just no place quite as relaxing, beautiful or pleasant, and no place that combines the simple pleasures of unplugging and enjoying nature in our otherwise tech-heavy and work-driven realities.

Nothing beats the feeling of freedom that accompanies a lunch or tea by the sea; people come here for picnic with the bags to food to enjoy watching sunset. At the time of sunset, people are seen fallen asleep to the sound of crashing waves; the repetitive gentle bass beat can reduce stress and bring about a blissful state of calm.

When we’re by the water, our brains are held in a state of mild attentiveness. After you’ve been in the waves for a while, you adjust to expect that the world around you is rising and falling at a fairly predictable set of frequencies. When you get back onto land, that expectation continues and you keep wanting more.

Saniya Yousuf

Saniya Yousuf:

Saniya Yousuf is a student of Media Sciences at Ziauddin University and an Internee at HTV who has a love for art and writing. With the immense love for writing, words grew from a mild interest to an integral part of what defines her.