Are Bays saltwater or Freshwater?



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    Definitions: (1)”A bay is an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.”(2) “It is a wide semicircular indentation of a shoreline, esp between two headlands or peninsulas.” Whether or not it is salt water or fresh water does not affect its definition. Traditionally the vast majority of bays are salt water simple because logistics behind the formation of a Bay. They are generally created as soft rock or clay is worn down by the waves. A Bay may also be formed if the sea level rises flooding a shore. Bodies of freshwater are generally not as tumultuous as large oceans of salt water.

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