- Longest natural sandy beach
- Unbroken sandy beach for 77.67 Miles (125 km)
- Located in Bangladesh
- Also known by the name Palongkee and the name Panowa which means “yellow flower.”
Cox’s Bazar Beach
Cox’s Bazar Beach in Bangladesh is one of the largest uninterrupted natural sandy sea beaches found throughout the entire world. It stretches to a total of 120 kilometers (74 miles) in length and is without compare the country’s biggest tourist attraction. Made up by the water of Bay-of-Bengal, this incredible natural wonder is an absolute must-see when in the area.
Gaining its name from Captain Hiram Cox, an officer who served in the British East India Company and defeated the present Burmese king in the year 1799, set up of a large seaside Bazar market. Over 90 kilometers (55 miles) of the beach is surrounded by beautiful hillside as well as several other areas that include large Buddhist temples, huge cliffs and a chain of forested area.
With so much surrounding the beach itself, the flora and fauna that makes up both the sea and the hillsides is extremely rich and diverse with nearly 8,000 different kinds of species. Within the waters can be found a plethora of sea life creatures including jellyfish, starfish, numerous fish species and also two different types of rare sea turtles.
Cox’s Bazar Beach for centuries has also been a fishing village, meaning that the fish are plenty and include several different types. On the hillsides and in the forest there are large numbers of migratory birds, tall timber trees and a very immense population of different flower species.
Where is Cox’s Bazar Beach
Cox’s Bazar Beach is located on the south-eastern side of Bangladesh in Southeast Asia. More specifically, it is located very near the Burmese border (Myanmar) and within the Chittagong Division.
More will follow on Cox’s Bazar Beach as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Asia.
The coordinates of Cox’s Bazar Beach are 21°43′ N and 91°96′ W.
Best way to see and experience Cox’s Bazar Beach
With the tropical and warm weather found throughout the entire year, tourists and visitors alike can be found spending their days and weeks at Cox’s Bazar on nearly any given day. However, the most crowded time of the year is peak season between October and March where the beaches are found to be filled with people and prices for the local hotels become increasingly high.
While there, visitors are able to simply relax seaside and dig their feet into the warm golden sands while soaking up the hot Bangladesh sun. If you are looking to dive into the waters, plenty of activities can be enjoyed such as swimming, surfing, boogy boarding or even renting a kayak to explore the waters are all possible at Cox’s Bazar Beach.
Due to the increase of popularity that this beach has gained, there are now numerous hotels ranging from every price in the area and suited to fit any traveler’s budget. With so many hotels, that means plenty of restaurants and tours offered where guests can be assured that there time at Cox’s Bazar Beach will be far from boring and filled with days of endless fun.
Best time to visit Cox’s Bazar Beach
The monsoon season which runs from May through September is the time when you want to avoid traveling to Bangladesh. If it is not raining, the beach and ocean can be a deprive from the heat and humidity. November through March are the best months to travel to Bangladesh and exploring the beach and surrounding area.
Cox’s Bazar Beach Travel Tips
More is coming on travel tips for Cox’s Bazar Beach. If you are a travel professional familiar with Bangladesh or Cox’s Bazar Beach, you are invited to contact Seven Natural Wonders and provide your travel tips and insights.