Important Bays


Bay of Bengal
Great Australian Bight

What is a Bay?

The indentation of a shoreline, larger than a cove, but smaller than a gulf.

What is an Example of a Bay?


The Bay of Bengal is a triangular shaped bay of the Indian Ocean. It occupies an area of approximately 839,000 square miles. It is about 1,000 miles wide and has an average depth of about 8,500 feet. The bay borders the nations of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.