Santapelli rocks, with a least depth of 1.5m and dangerous wrecks close E, lie between 5.5 and 6 miles SE of Santapilli Light. The sea breaks heavily over these dangers with a moderate swell, but not in good weather.
The channel between these rocks and the mainland is safe only during daylight. At night, vessels should keep in depths of over 35m when Santapilli Light bears between 322° and 290°.
The summit of an isolated bare red double-peaked hill, 117m high, about 2 miles N of Santapilli Light, in line bearing 304° with Kandivalasa Peak, leads N of Santapilli Rocks.
Santapilli Light in line bearing 322° with Kandivalasa Peak, leads S of these rocks.