:: Hope Island
Hope Island protects the city of Kakinada from the strong cyclone/tidal
waves coming from the Bay of Bengal and offers shelter to ships which
berth at anchor in the Kakinada Bay. Thanks to this protection, the port
of Kakinada has become one of the safest natural harbours on the east
coast of India
Hope Island is a narrow stretch of sandy formation in the mighty
Bay of Bengal which was responsible for the formation of the Bay
of Kakinada. This enchanting island was formed during the last 200
years by the sand drifting from the tributary of Godavari River.
The picturesque island presents a beautiful view with backwaters
on one side and sandy beaches on the side facing the Bay of Bengal.
The northern part of the island is called the "Godavari point"
which overlooks the entry point into the Bay of Kakinada and the
Experts disclose that Hope Island is fragile and should be protected
to the maximum extent. They caution that there should be no construction
activity on the Hope Island, as that would adversely affect the island
and the town itself.