Hawke’s Bay Or Hawkes bay is a famous beach in the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is located over 20 kilometers south west of the city Karachi. It is approachable through Mauripur Road (previously known as Hawkes Bay Road) or the Mubarak Goth Road from the city of Karachi. The name of the beach is derived from Bladen Wilmer Hawke, later ninth Baron Hawke of Towton, who had a beach house there in the year of 1930s. He utilized it for the weekends and other of his contemporaries joined him making the houses.
It is a very popular tourist resort. It is a spectacular sandy beach with clear blue water. Every day hundreds of people from the city of Karachi visit there and amuse picnicking, fishing, swimming, and camel and horse riding. Huts are also present for the rental there.
Hawksbay is believed to be one of the beaches in the world where the unique green sea turtles come to lay eggs. It hosts one of the unique reptile species.
Hawke’s Bay Town
Hawke’s Bay Town is situated in Keamari Town in the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Hawke’s Bay Town was notified in the month of July, 1984 by the Karachi Development Authority. It is basically a residential Scheme for low / medium income people.
Hawke Bay Town is also being established as a neighborhood to settle approximately 250,000 persons displaced by the establishment of Lyari Expressway. Although the whole Hawke Bay Housing Scheme No.42 isn’t for the settlement of displaced persons of the construction of Lyari Expressway. Hawke’s Bay Housing Scheme No.42 has been categorized into 71 districts, generally called as blocks or sectors. A few of Sectors/Blocks (Sector 6, 9, and 10) has been assigned to displace persons of Lyari Expressway, and other sectors/blocks have been assigned to citizens of the country Pakistan through public ballots, and some sectors to media persons or journalists and government workers.
Hawkes Bay incident
This was a drowning tragedy of Shia pilgrims in the month of February 1983.