Présentation. This paper intends to explore the components and indicators of coastal development and management and study the status of development and management of the coastal zone of Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. In order to facilitate the study, a tool in the form of checklist was developed to assess the performance of the identified coastal zone. The checklist comprised six main components: (i) natural resources and environment; (ii) build environment; (iii) tourism operating service sectors, (iv) institutional elements; (v) integrated coastal zone management; and (vi) sustainable tourism development. These components were split into various indicators or control factor based on the literature. This study used the strength value of checklist to determine the success of tourism development and management system of the Cox's Bazaar. A preliminary evaluation carried out at Cox's Bazaar revealed that the destination's tourism development and management status is “average”, which indicates the need for improvement. The findings of the study should help tourism developers and operators of tiny to large tourism projects, local coastal communities and government units to better understand the status of development and management and to take action.
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