Bheemunipatnam Port lies at latitude 17° 54'N and longitude 81° 27'E on the southern bank near the mouth of river Gosthani, about 30 km north of the port
. In the colonial period, it was the main sea trading port on the eastern coast of India.
Located within the tidal zone, it has its anchorage 2 km from the confluence of river with sea. The port has a 13m depth contour, 2 km from the shore. It has the facilities of an old wharf and light house and offers the advantage of closeness of deep water from the shore.