Teknaf Upazila is at the southernmost point of the map of Bangladesh. The distance from Cox’s Bazar district headquarters to Teknaf is about 86 kilometers. The beach (Teknaf Samodra Soikot) is about five kilometers south from the city of Teknaf.
Teknaf Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the country. Teknaf Valley is one of the longest (80 km) sandy beaches in the world. Everyone would love to walk on this long beach. Lots of fishermen come and go there especially in the early morning or evening. Besides, this beach is completely different from other beaches in the country. Such colorful fishing boats are not often seen on any other beaches in Bangladesh. Teknaf is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the sea in solitude. The water of Teknaf beach is clearer than Cox’s Bazar beach .
Numerous colorful motorized boats of fishermen can be seen lined up at various places on Teknaf beach. Fishermen decorate their boats with red, blue, purple and other colorful flags. The boats also have the artistic sketch of brushes on them.
For the plant of Indo-Himalayan and Indo-Malayan environments, Teknaf is an ideal place to grow. Here you can see various marine animals as well as mangroves, lagoons, mudflats and different varieties of trees. Teknaf has natural mangrove forests. These mangrove forests have been helping to sustain the life of about 161 species of fish .Besides, there is dense jhaubon( tamarix forest ) a little far from the beach. There are several settlements of fishermen near the beach. The full moon tides make Teknaf beach gigantic during this time the big waves of the sea came and hit the shore very strongly.
From here, on the north side, toingga hill touches the sky. The close friendship between the sea and the mountains can be seen here. Moreover, such a beautiful, well-arranged beach is rarely seen on any other beach in the country. From the main entrance of Teknaf Beach, if you move the left hand side you will be driven to near Shah Pari Island & if you go to the right hand side, you can go to Hajampara, Shilkhali or Shamlapur beach.
Another attraction of Teknaf beach is the morning-afternoon fishing scene. Shrimp hunters are always busy catching on the beach with their own techniques. Hundreds of fishermen come here in the morning and afternoon by boat from the distant sea with a lot of fish.
Where to stay
To stay in Teknaf there is Bangladesh Tourism Corporation’s Motel Ne Tong (03426-75104), AC double room 1,900 TK. AC room 3,100 TK and general double room 1,300 TK.
This tourist motel is about eight kilometers before the town of Teknaf. This motel can be booked from the head office of Dhaka Tourism Corporation.
However, for those who want to stay very close to Teknaf beach, there is Central Resort (01838379372-73).
The rent of the expensive room here is 4 thousand to 4 thousand 300 TK. Economy room rent is 1,500 to 1,800 taka.
Besides, there are three cottages named Sagarkona, Megh Balika and Nilachal. Each cottage has two rooms. The rent is 2 thousand taka.
Advance booking can also be given at this resort from Dhaka. Contact: Sardar Plaza, 5th Floor, 96, Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani, North South Road, Dhaka 1100. Phone 02-7165528, 9550914, 01711534205.
How to go
Teknaf can be reached directly by road from Dhaka. The AC bus plying this route is St. Martin’s Service. The rent is 1,200 to 1,500 taka.
Besides, non-AC buses of Shyamoli Paribahan, Saudia Paribahan, Unique Service, Hanif Enterprise also run on this route. The rent is 700 to 800 TK.
Teknaf can be reached by bus and microbus from Cox’s Bazar. Bus fare is 80 to 120 Taka. And 100 to 150 in a Taka.
Buses from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf depart from the inter-district bus terminal and microbuses depart from the city’s Kalatali and Teknaf bypass junctions.
The city of Teknaf can be reached by auto rickshaw. It takes less than half an hour.
There are no lifeguards at Teknaf Beach. There are no tidal signs on this beach. The fishermen here have accurate information about the tides.
So if you want to go to sea, find out about the tides. Do not dive into the sea during low tide or alone.
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