The World’s Longest Beach

Asia, Bangladesh, Places, Sightsee with Sophie

One would think that after you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all. Some beaches are obviously more beautiful than others. But they’re fairly straightforward. They have sand, water, and the occasional waves and rays of sunshine. The essentials. So when you say, “Let’s go to the beach!” that’s generally what you would expect.

For Cox’s Bazar, it might be a different story. Known as the World’s Longest Beach, there’s far more than meets the eye. Not only is it a beach, but it’s also:

A highway.

When there’s road construction in town, this is the only solution. I say highway so you know it’s not a road with a crosswalk. The CNG drivers won’t stop, especially if you’re trying to enjoy a nice sunset walk. 10 points for whoever can take out the white girl walking along the beach.

A Place to Gallop on Horseback

Cox’s Bazar |Nihab Rahman|

Yeah, that’s pretty cool. You might be able to race those CNG drivers.

A Place for Cheap, Good Coconuts

Less than $1 for an incredibly refreshing coconut. After you finish the juice, be sure to ask the Coconut Man to crack it open for you so you can eat the flesh. Get the best bang for your buck!

Breeding Ground for Dogs

Beware of the dogs. One of the biggest mistakes that tourists make is they assume that dogs in other countries are same as the ones in their country. They’re not. They will bite. But the good news: The dogs don’t like water. So if you do end up getting attacked, just run into the waves. They’ll leave you in no time, especially if you have a tripod to hit them. And the local fishermen will help you escape. Tried and tested by Sophie herself.

The Sunset

Hands down, Cox’s Bazar has some killer sunsets. This beach is a photographer’s dream. You won’t want to miss it. The best time to catch the sunset is around 5:15pm.

Have you visited the World’s Longest Beach? Got any recommendations to share? Reach out to me — I’d love to hear more!

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