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Achra Point (W India)

Achra Point (W India)



Achra Point, 41m high, is the N entrance point of the Achra River, which is only accessible to boats.

A light is shown during good weather from the point.

The coast from the mouth of the Achra River to the entrance of Kalavali Creek, about 7 miles SSE, is sandy and fringed with coconut palms. A range of hills of moderate height, with no conspicuous peaks, about 4 miles inland, extends roughly parallel with the coast.

Kura Patches, with a least depth of 9.6m, lies about 2 miles SSW of Achra Point.

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