Map of the Kronstadt Bay.
The Neva Bay (Russian: Невская губа, Nevskaya Guba), also known as the Gulf of Kronstadt, is the easternmost part of the Gulf of Finland between Kotlin Island and the Neva River estuary where the city of St. Petersburg is sited. It has a surface area of 329 km2 (127 sq mi). The entire coastline is designated part of St. Petersburg rather than of Leningrad Oblast.
The bay is also informally known as "the Marquis's Pool" after Jean Baptiste, marquis de Traversay, the Russian naval minister who regarded the shallow waters of the bay as an ideal place for holding naval exercises. The Saint Petersburg Dam separates the bay from the Baltic Sea.
Coordinates: 59°57′N 30°00′E / 59.950°N 30.000°E