Sonmiani Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches one may find solace in, practically concealed from the scene. Its clear sweeps of water are much admired, and it is very alluring.
It is a wonderful place to go and enjoy. Its ease of access via a high-quality road adds to its advantages.
Two hours from Karachi, Sonmiani Beach is situated at Sonmiani Bay in the Lasbela District of Balochistan. The shelf surrounding the Bay is 80 km wide and has a total area of 125.25 sq km.
The coastal areas of Balochistan are widely acknowledged to possess the potential of becoming the economic power-houses of Pakistan. With their close proximity to ports these areas are the best locations to develop industrial and commercial zones.
The Portuguese man-of-war and numerous fish species can be seen at Sonmiani Beach. Protozoa, annelids, and mollusks are among the numerous invertebrate species present there.
The area is also home to a variety of marine plants. There are known to be more than 350 different fish species in the area. Shrimping is also done in the shallow waters, and the Sonmiani Bay area of Miani Hor is where the shrimp trawling grounds are. Pelagic, demersal, shrimp, lobster, crab, and even sharks are important fish species.
Large concentrations of aquatic birds, both migratory and resident, can be found in the vicinity.
In the winter, more than 20,000 birds from 52 species typically travel to Sonmiani. It is one of Pakistan’s recognized Ramsar sites.
The region is also listed among the WWF’s Global 200 eco-regions as an exceptional example of a key habitat type. The Arabian Sea Eco-region includes it. Grebes, pelicans, flamingos, herons, storks, cranes, gulls, and terns all call it home.