Clifton Beach, Karachi
Enjoy an afternoon of horse riding on the sandy beaches. Clifton beach is not the worlds cleanest beach but certainly worth the visit! The fresh cool breeze of the sea air will bring much needed calm and relaxation at the end of a tough day of hustle and bustle, in one of the worlds largest and most populated cities, Karachi.
A half hour of horse riding is around the equivalent of £2-£3 and you are usually given about 2 minutes of safety instructions.
There are several guys carrying boxes with snakes inside them who walk up and down the beach and release the snakes for a "snake show". What that means is that the guy will play some sound on his flute and the snake will dance to it. And of course he expects you to give him a couple of rupees for that (usually between 50 and 100).
You can find similar shows in different places in Pakistan, but here at Clifton it is a very common sight.
The "traditional" beach of Karachi where families and tourists tend to visit very often. There are several restaurants lined up there and a lot of other activities like camel and horse riding on the beach and snake shows to watch.
This is the most visited as it is the only beach that is in the immediate city, close that is. All the other ones are farther away. Although it is quite polluted, it is still beautiful, and is a nice place to go, for a peaceful walk on the beach.
Clifton Beach is one of the best beaches I have been to. It is nice long stretch of coastline with calm waters. The sun set is breathtaking.