Suvali Point, the E entrance point of the Gulf of Cambay, is fringed by the drying coastal reef which extends about 1 mile W of the point.
Tapti Light is shown from a white circular stone column, 27m high, on the point; a tomb lies close SE of the light structure.
The coast from Suvali Point to the entrance of Tena Creek, about 8.3 miles N, is fringed by a drying coastal reef. About 5 miles N of Suvali Point there are some sand hills, known as Suvali Hills.
Between the entrance to Tena Creek and the entrance to Sena Creek, about 9 miles N, the coast is fringed with thick groves of palmyra trees. The Kim River, about 2 miles farther N, dries in its entrance.
Tena Bank-Outer Bhagwa Sand, one continuous narrow bank nearly parallel with the coast, lies between the entrance to Tena Creek and the S entrance of the Kim River. Tena Bank, the S part of which dries, is a continuation of Outer Bhagwa Sand, the N part of which dries in patches. Bhagwa Channel, E of the above bank, is used only by small vessels with local knowledge.
Gulf of Cambay (W India)
The Gulf of Cambay is about 30 miles wide at its entrance between Gopnath Point and Suvali Point.
Malacca Banks, with deep channels to the W and E, lie in the fairway of the approach.
Grant Channel and Sutherland Channel are safer to use than the channels between the banks, ...
1 Mar 12