Cañacao Bay

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Cañacao Bay
Naval Station Sangley Point aerial1 c1964.jpg
Cañacao Bay is the body of water left of the Sangley Point airstrip.
Cañacao Bay is located in Philippines
Cañacao Bay
Cañacao Bay
Location within the Philippines
Location Luzon Island, Philippines
Coordinates 14°29′20″N 120°51′06″E / 14.4889°N 120.8518°E / 14.4889; 120.8518Coordinates: 14°29′20″N 120°51′06″E / 14.4889°N 120.8518°E / 14.4889; 120.8518
Type bay
Part of Manila Bay

Cañacao Bay is a small bay located within the larger Manila Bay in Luzon island in the Philippines.

It is located along the northeastern end of the Cavite Peninsula and Cavite City, in the Province of Cavite.[1]

Section of Manila Bay near Manila showing the location of Cañacao Bay from Manila

The bay is a good anchorage and it is bordered to the north by the Danilo Atienza Air Base of the Philippine Air Force and by the Naval Base Cavite of the Philippine Navy to the south. Both military bases previously were comprised by the Naval Station Sangley Point of the United States.

The Cavite City Hall is on the south side of the bay, with a pier for public ferry service to Metro Manila.

The shore of the bay near the former Cavite Royal Arsenal was where the province's patron saint, an icon known as Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga, was found during the Spanish colonial period following an alleged Marian apparition.

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  1. ^ Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, p. 210.
  • Webster's New Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster Inc., 1984.