Data Web on Island Environment and Protection (DWIEP)

Coastal and Oceanic Island Database of India

Godavari Point or Hope Island

Island code


Name of the island

Godavari Point or Hope Island

Island note

Hope Island is a small tadpole shaped island with a 16 km long sand spit, formed due to Koringa and Godavari river runoff. The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is known as Kakinada Bay. Hope Island acts as a natural barrier from storm surges and is a natural break water for the Kakinada coast. The island is an important turtle nesting site for the globally threatened Olive Ridley species.

Type of island

Continental Island

State / UT

Andhra Pradesh State


Bay of Bengal  (Island is situated in the coastal district of Kakinada)

Geographical coordinates

16°57'54.00" N
82°20'51.72" E



Area range

2 to 10


The island is located near Kakinada, East Godavari district.

The climate of Kakinada is categorized as 'Aw', i.e., tropical savannah according to Köppen-Geiger system of climate classification. The annual average temperature is 27.8°C, May being the warmest month at 32.4°C and January the coldest month at 19.1°C. The annual rainfall is 1109 mm with the highest precipitation of 261 mm in October (Source:


Gently sloping with low-lying coastal region

Elevation / Altitude

Maximum 4.0 m

Soil type

Clayey, deltaic alluvial, coastal sandy and lateritic (East Godavari district).

The deltaic region is rich in organic carbon, consisting of black cotton soil and moderately drained by silty clay.

Fresh water sources

Dug well, tube/bore well, tanks, ponds and canals (East Godavari district).


Water bearing formations are sandstones and alluvium. Water table during pre-monsoon is between 1.02 to 20.55 mbgl while the post -monsoon level varies between 0.28 to 6.28 mbgl (East Godavari district).




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Ethnic groups

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Traditional knowledge

No information available

Shoreline Characteristics
Coastline / Shoreline

20 km

Tidal amplitude

1.3 m


Less than 15 m

Infrastructure and Communication

Small hut


Telephone system - mobile cellular
Broadcast media - internet


The island can be reached by boat from the Kakinada Harbour, facilitated by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).

Nearest Port / Jetty / Harbour

Kakinada Port

Distance to nearest Port / Jetty / Harbour

8 km from Kakinada Port

Shortest distance from mainland

11 km from Kakinada

Nearest Airport

58 km from Rajamundry Airport



Commercial activity

No information available


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Tourist places

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Tourism activity

Beach tourism

Biodiversity and Conservation

Mangrove and salt marsh


Crustacean, mollusc, fishes, turtles and sea bird

Medicinal plants

No information available

Type of forest

No information available

Endangered species

Flagship species

Keystone species

Conservation status
(Protected / Unprotected with ESA /
Unprotected without ESA)
Protected (MPA, RF - Major part)


No information available

Ecological Sensitive Areas (ESAs)

Mangrove, mud flat, salt marsh and sand dune

Natural hazards

Coastal erosion due to the continuous dredging activities at Kakinada Port

Seismic sensitivity

As per the Seismic Zone map of India, this region is categorised under the Moderate Damage Risk Zone III (MSK VII). (Source: NDMA, 2016)

High Flood Line (HFL) / Tsunami

The island comes under the Very High Damage Risk Zone-B (Vb=50m/s) as per the Wind and Cyclone Vulnerability map of India.

The probable surge height of this region is 4.5 to 5.5 m based on the Flood Hazard map of India.
(Source: NDMA, 2016)

Environmental Issues
Environment-current issues

The northern tip of the island is eroding due to dredging activity. Cargo activites of coal, aluminium and fertilizers is causing coastal pollution.