Cox's Bazar Beach

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Fishing boats on Cox's Bazar Beach
People at Cox's Bazar Beach

Cox's Bazar Beach, located at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is the longest natural sea beach in the world running 120 kilometres (75 mi).[1][2][3][4][5][6] It is the top tourist destination of Bangladesh.[7][8]

Aerial view of Cox's Bazar Beach

Geography[edit]

At high tide the beach is 200 metres (660 ft) wide and at low tide it is 400 metres (1,300 ft) wide on average.[8] Quicksand is a danger during ebb tide.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ethirajan, Anbarasan (26 December 2012). "Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar: A paradise being lost?". BBC World. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ Panday, V.C., ed. (2004). Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia: Tourism development in South Asia. Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia. 3. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-81-8205-139-3.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh: Tourism". The Europa World Year Book. Taylor & Francis. 2003. p. 679. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5.
  4. ^ "Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - the World's Longest Beach 120km". Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  5. ^ "World's longest beach hidden in Bangladesh". The Sydney Morning Herald. Reuters. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  6. ^ IMF Country Report 05/410 Bangladesh: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. International Monetary Fund. 23 December 2005. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-4527-0752-5.
  7. ^ Ajit K. Danda, Asia, Land and People, page 120, Asiatic Society (Kolkata), 2003, ISBN 9788172361402
  8. ^ a b Mariam Whyte and Jui Lin Yong, Bangladesh, page 136, Marshall Cavendish, 2010, ISBN 9780761444756
  9. ^ "43 died in Cox's Bazar sea beach in 13 years: 5-km beach net likely". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2015.

Coordinates: 21°26′N 91°58′E / 21.43°N 91.96°E / 21.43; 91.96