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Marine Places

Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar lies on a northeastern stretch of the Bay of Bengal and is the second-longest unbroken natural beach in the world—Ninety Mile Beach in Australia is the longest. It fronts a range of dunes and, at its southern end, a spit of land. The dunes, spit, and beach have been built up over hundreds of years through a combination of wave action and deposition of sediment from the Bay of Bengal. This is a gently sloping beach that offers safe swimming and surfing and is also popular among collectors of conch shells.

Cox’s Bazarzoom image
  • Indian Ocean North
  • Type Dissipative coastal plain beach
  • Composition Yellow sand
  • Length 75 miles (120 km)
  • Location South of Chittagong, southeastern Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar habitat mapzoom image