Bay of Puck

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Bay of Puck
Plaża w Pucku - kitesurfers - beach in Puck (6).jpg
Beach in Puck, with kitesurfers
Bay of Puck is located in Poland
Bay of Puck
Bay of Puck
Bay of Puck is located in Baltic Sea
Bay of Puck
Bay of Puck
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Puck Bay, with inner shallow
LocationPoland
Coordinates54°40′00″N 18°35′00″E / 54.6667°N 18.5833°E / 54.6667; 18.5833Coordinates: 54°40′00″N 18°35′00″E / 54.6667°N 18.5833°E / 54.6667; 18.5833
TypeBay
Native nameZatoka Pucka  (Polish)
EtymologyPuck
Part ofBay of Gdańsk
Surface area364 km2 (141 sq mi)
Max. depth55 m (180 ft)
SettlementsPuck
Jastarnia
Hel
Władysławowo

The Bay of Puck or Puck Bay (Polish: Zatoka Pucka; Kashubian: Pùckô Hôwinga; German: Putziger Wiek), is a shallow western branch of the Bay of Gdańsk in the southern Baltic Sea, off the shores of Gdańsk Pomerania, Poland. It is separated from the open sea by the Hel Peninsula.[1]

The bay has an average depth of 2 m (7 ft) to 6 m (20 ft). There is a shallow sand-bank from Rewa to Kuźnica 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. There are deposits of potassium salt below the Bay of Puck. The main ports are Puck, Jastarnia, and Hel.

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  1. ^ "Pucka, Zatoka". Internetowa Encyklopedia PWN (in Polish). Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Retrieved 30 August 2014.[permanent dead link]