Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach

Cox’s Bazar Beach is located at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is the longest natural sea beach in the world running 120 kilometres. It is the top tourist destination of Bangladesh.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.Quicksand is a danger during ebb tide.It is known for its wide sandy beach which is considered by some people as the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach.Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa,” the literal translation of which means “yellow flower.” Its other old name was “Palongkee.” An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. To commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox’s Bazar (“Cox’s Market”).