A stranded wreck lies 2 miles NNW; a dangerous wreck lies 3 miles SSE from Mount Dill Light.
The coast from Mount Dill to Cannanore, about 13 miles SE, is sandy and fringed with coconut palms. The Valapattanam River, marked on the N side of its entrance by a clump of casuarina trees, flows into the sea about 7 miles SE of Mount Dill. The bar at the entrance to the river has a least depth of 1.2m, and is subject to seasonal change.
Azhikal Light is shown at the S side of the entrance. Storm signals are displayed near the light.