With more than 100km of sand, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has the world’s longest uninterrupted natural beach.
Along its 75 miles, different sections of Cox’s Bazar Beach have distinct names, usually referring to the flora and fauna in the area. Among the most popular sections are Laboni Beach, Humchari Beach, and Inani Beach, all doable on one-day trips from the town of Cox’s Bazar, where most accommodation is located. Further south is Teknaf Beach.
Founded in 1869, Cox’s Bazar is named after Captain Hiram Cox, superintendent of the British East India Company, which was stationed in Palongkee (the town’s former name). This is an anomaly in the subcontinent, where most colonial place names have been changed, and it is probably due to the positive effect of Captain Cox’s rehabilitation work with the Arakanese refugees.
How long is Cox’s Bazar beach?Cox’s Bazar sea beach, the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach with its incredible 120 km length.
What is Cox Bazar famous for?Cox’s Bazar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার, pronounced [kɔksbadʒaɾ]) is a city, fishing port, tourism centre and district headquarters in southeastern Bangladesh. It is famous mostly for its long natural sandy beach, and it is infamous for the largest refugee camp in the world.
What should I buy from Cox’s Bazar?There are wide varieties of items made of shells which you can buy while shopping in Cox’s Bazar. You can buy laser pointers, variety of knives, basketball shorts at one of the Burmese shops at Cox’s Bazar. The vendors sell beautiful decorative items near the beaches.