Cox’s Bazar–Tekhnaf Marine Drive is a 80-kilometre-long road from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf
along the Bay of Bengal and it is the world’s longest marine drive. It was inaugurated on May 6,
2017 by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina .
The road is a marvellous feat of construction, just about twenty feet wide, and black pitched,
and looked as virgin as the clumps of jhau (tamarisk) forests on the sea side. The jhau trees
often block the view to the sea, but considering their positive contribution in blocking strong
winds and retaining the soil beds you can welcome them. It is said that Bangabandhu, who took
shelter in the house of an old woman in the hills of Inani, to evade a warrant of arrest by the
Pakistan government, had also spotted one aspect about the beach that jhau trees must be
planted on the seaside to block wind and also to prevent the earth from breaking down by the
assault of the sea waves. Nothing can be more pleasing to the eye than watch the wide Bay of
Bengal from horizon to horizon under a downcast sky and the roaring music of the rolling waves
filling your ears with an ecstatic sound.
Coxsbazar Marine Drive is beautiful 2 lane seaside road connecting Coxsbazar city with the
border town Teknaf. This is the scenic alternative route of the old Arakan road. Coxsbazar
beach is one of the longest beaches of the World. Marine Drive portrays the amazing Bay of
Bengal shoreline on one side and the Coxsbazar hill range on the other side. There are many
restaurants, cafes and hotels along the drive.
The road stretches across the seaside and offers breathtaking views. It's best to try and stop
along the way, to get some pictures or just take a moment to take in the views. You should also
plan to get the sunset view.