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Encyclopedia > Puck Bay

Bay of Puck or Puck Bay (Polish: Zatoka Pucka) is a shallow western part of the Bay of Gdansk in the southern Baltic Sea, off the shores of Polish land of Gdansk Pomerania. It is separated from the open sea by the Hel Peninsula.


Average depth is 2-6 metres and there is also a shallow sand-bank from Rewa Cape to Kuznica in the middle of Hel Peninsula. The bay is available only for small fishing boats and yachts, which have to stick to the strict deeper routes.


Main ports are: Puck, Jastarnia and Hel, Poland.


There are deposits of potassium salt below the Bay of Puck.


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The western part of Gdańsk Bay is formed by the shallow waters of the Bay of Puck and the southeastern part is the Vistula Lagoon, separated by the Vistula Spit and connected to the open sea by the Strait of Baltiysk.
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