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Godavari point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Godavari point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Characteristics

Description

Godavari Point is the N extremity of a low sandy spit and narrow sand bank, which forms a part of the coast N of Hope Island.

The coast between the mouth of the Gautami Godavari and Godavari Point, about 24 miles to the N, is very low and intersected by many small outlets.

The "Godavari point" overlooks the entry point into the Bay of Kakinada and the Kakinada harbor.

Sacramento Shoal lies off the mouth of the Gautami Godavari.

Tides

The current between Godavari Point and Bimlipatam lies farther offshore than off Sacramento Shoal, but its velocity is less. Inshore of this current, slack water is usually found. Tidal currents will sometimes be experienced close offshore.

11/07/2012
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Sites around Godavari point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)
Flying distances - Direct line

Hope Island (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

2.7nm
148°
Hope Island (16 km long sand spit from the sand carried by the waters of Godavari delta), one of a chain of similar islands which form part of the delta of the Godavari River, is low, swampy, and covered with jungle.
The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is known as Kakinada ...
28 Mar 12

Kakinada fishing harbour (Andhra Pradesh-EIndia)

2.7nm
256°
The port of Cocanada comprises a partly-exposed anchorage located about 3 to 4 miles NNE of the entrance of the Cocanada River and is suitable for ocean-going vessels; cargo is transported by lighters between the anchorage and the wharves on the river bank abreast of the town.Tidal ...
4 Apr 12

Vakalapudi Lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

3nm
298°
Vakalapudi Lighthouse is situated about 10 Km north east from Kakinada (Cocanada) town.
It is a tower 23 m high circular masonry tower red and white bands.
The coast, up to 10 miles NE of Vakalapudi, is low and marked by numerous villages and coconut trees. Low sand hills then ...
5 Apr 12

Sacramento Shoal (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

25nm
178°
Sacramento Shoal, hard shifting sand, lies off the entrance to the Guatami Godavari and extends about 4 miles SE and 3.5 miles E from Sacramento Light.
Depths over this breaking shoal range from 2.7 to 5.5m. This shoal is subject to frequent changes in position and depth.TidesThe ...
11 Jul 12

Pudimadaka lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

48nm
52°
Pudimadaka Village lies on the shore of a bight about 4 miles NE of Rambilli Beacon. A red stone temple, with three towers, lies in the village.The light was commissioned on 21st January 1971 and renovated in 1991. The lighthouse was on a masonry tower of 26 meters height. It has ...
5 Apr 12

Narasapur Point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

53nm
220°
Narasapur Point, low and wooded, lies on the E side of the mouth of the Vasishta Godavari, which is the southernmost branch of the Godavari River.
An obelisk, 24.4m high, lies about 1 mile N of the point.
During January and February, the current sets W at a maximum rate of 2 ...
28 Mar 12

Gangavaram port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

64nm
53°
Gangavaram Port is located at Visakhapatnam, the industrial nerve center of Andhra Pradesh. The coast here forms a bay between Yarada Hill at north and Mukkoma Hill at south. A creek in between these two hills forms Balacheruvu Lagoon, where the natural port of Gangavaram has ...
5 Apr 12

Pigeon Island Gangavaram (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

65nm
53°
Pigeon Islet, 21m high and rocky, lies in a small bay 5 miles NE of Kutu Konda.
5 Apr 12

Dolphin's Nose (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

68nm
53°
Dolphin’s Nose, a bluff headland 163m high, is conspicuous when viewed from the NE or SW. A lighthouse with a racon, two radio masts, and a flagstaff stand on Dolphin’s Nose.Dolphin’s Nose has been reported to be a good radar target up to 17 miles.Caution: A wreck lies about ...
5 Apr 12

Kakinda

68nm
51°
1 Jan 70

Vizag military harbour (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

68nm
51°
The city was so important during times of war that the Indian government decided to set up the Eastern Naval Command, overlooking the more populous Chennai and Kolkata, and developed Visakhapatnam during that period. 
The establishment of the E.N.C. soon after the construction ...
9 Apr 12

Visakhapatnam port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

69nm
53°
Vishakhapatnam, a port of growing importance and the fourth largest port in India, lies at the mouth of the Meghadri River, close NW of Dolphin’s Nose.
Petroleum and iron ore products are the principal exports.
The only shipyard in India capable of building ocean-going merchant ...
5 Apr 12
Local Area

Hope Island (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Hope Island (16 km long sand spit from the sand carried by the waters of Godavari delta), one of a chain of similar islands which form part of the delta of the Godavari River, is low, swampy, and covered with jungle.
The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is known as Kakinada ...
28 Mar 12

Kakinada (Cocanada) bay (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Cocanada Bay (Kakinada Bay), a shallow body of water filled with extensive drying mud flats at its head, is entered between Godavari Point and the coast about 2.8 miles WNW.
For many years the bay has been silting up because of the discharge from the Godavari River, about 8 miles ...
4 Apr 12

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20 Mar 12

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