Yanam Beach is situated on the coast of Yanam town, an Indian Territory of Puducherry. The beach is located on the Godavari River, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the Bay of Bengal. The town of Yanam lies on the spot where the River Coringa(Atreya) branches off from Gauthami into two parts. The entire region, consisting of Yanam town and six villages is treated as Municipality for purposes of local administration. The region, which covers an area of 30.0 Sq.KM, has a population of 31,362 according to the 2001 census. The region is bounded on the east and south by river Gauthami Godavari river which discharges itself into Bay of bengal after flowing almost 14 Kms towards east from Yanam.