Authorities to upgrade Manora Island Beach in Karachi for local tourism

Manora is a small peninsula between the Karachi Harbour and the Arabian Sea.

A promenade is being developed in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)
A promenade is being developed in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)

The provincial government is revamping Manora Island Beach in Karachi and developing a promenade to make the site into a local tourist point.

The beach is going to open to the general public in a few weeks.

A promenade is being developed beside the huts in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)
A promenade is being developed beside the huts in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)

This was revealed by the Karachi Administrator, Murtaza Wahab.

According to details, the provincial government is currently developing the Manora Beach Front Promenade as a recreation site for the citizens.


A promenade is a walking space that allows pedestrians to walk on the side of the beach or the sea.


The provincial government and the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) are also developing recreational spots alongside the island beach.

A promenade is being developed beside the huts in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)
A promenade is being developed beside the huts in Manora Island Beach. (Murtaza Wahab)

About Manora Island

An old picture of Manora Island, Karachi. Nowadays, this place is quite crowded.
An old picture of Manora Island, Karachi. Nowadays, this place is quite crowded.

Manora is a small peninsula between the Karachi Harbour and the Arabian Sea.

The area was formerly an island but is now connected to mainland Karachi via the connection with Sandspit Beach.

Manora Island’s sandy beaches are popular with the citizens as a place for recreational activities.

Boats like these are used by citizens to travel to Manora Island via Kemari in Karachi.
Boats like these are used by citizens to travel to Manora Island via Kemari in Karachi.

The area is still popularly accessed by citizens via fishermen boats as the land route towards the island is off-route and long.

It is pertinent to note that Manora Island’s sandy beaches merge into the Sandspit Beach, which merges into the beaches of Turtle Beach and Hawke’s Bay Beach.

Manora Island Beach (green arrow), Sandspit Beach (blue arrow), Turtle Beach (orange arrow), and Hawke's Bay Beach (yellow arrow).
Manora Island Beach (green arrow), Sandspit Beach (blue arrow), Turtle Beach (orange arrow), and Hawke’s Bay Beach (yellow arrow) in Karachi. (Google Maps / Edited)

The whole strip of land that extends from Manora Island and beyond is home to Karachi’s best beaches.


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