The World’s Most Beautiful Bays

Some of the world’s most important and captivating bays.

A bay is a body of water partly enclosed by land. It’s an arm of the sea. The largest bay in the world is the Bay of Bengal in India. Here are some of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Five bays are featured on this article, one each from North America and Europe and 3 from the continent of Asia.

Ha Long Bay: Vietnam

This unique-looking bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a candidate for the New 7 Wonders of the World and currently ranked number 3 on the list. It is located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. The bay has a 120 kilometer long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometers in size with 1,969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Dau Go (Wooden stakes Cave) is its largest grotto.

Bay of Fundy: Canada

One of the most prolific bays in the world is the Bay of Fundy. This bay is located in Canada. The Bay of Fundy is an ocean bay stretching between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy is popular for its high tidal range and the bay is contested as having the highest vertical tidal range in the world. It’s estimated that 100 billion tons of seawater flows in and out each tide cycle and watch the highest tides in the world rise at a rate between six and eight feet per hour. The bay is home to several islands, the largest of which is Grand Manan Island at the boundary with the Gulf of Maine. Several rock formations can be viewed in the area. Kayaking is one of the many activities that you can enjoy at the bay.

Phang Nga Bay: Thailand

This panoramic bay is a 400 km² bay in the Andaman Sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. On Phang Nga Bay, limestone cliff with caves, collapsed cave systems and archeological sites can be found. The bay has 42 islands, with at least 28 species of mangrove, and sea grass beds. There are also coral reefs in the area. There are also at least 88 bird species, as well as 82 fish species, 18 reptiles, 3 amphibians, and 17 mammal species.

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11 Responses to “The World’s Most Beautiful Bays”
  1. desmonrock21 Says...

    On August 3, 2008 at 4:43 am

    haha the Manila bay. hmmm, I was thinking the “Baywalk” hehe.


  2. Unofre Pili Says...

    On August 3, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Very nice bro.


  3. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On August 3, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Your articles are well written and your pictures beautiful. i enjoy them all.


  4. Anne Lyken-Garner Says...

    On August 4, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Beautiful pictures. I saw the ‘James Bond Island’ in Tomorrow Never Dies.


  5. salvatore Says...

    On August 4, 2008 at 6:15 am

    Great article, I like the sunset one, well done buddy


  6. PR Mace Says...

    On August 7, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Well done. I always enjoy your photos.


  7. Anonymous Says...

    On November 17, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    This is a very well written thing. I love the pictures.


  8. ani Says...

    On February 7, 2009 at 9:46 am

    i think ibiza is the most beautiful island in the world


  9. ashley Says...

    On April 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    these are really greatbays but you should find more interesting bays and more famous bays on this website everone would look!


  10. tutanya Says...

    On June 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

    how about subic bay, you should see the beauty of zambales, philippines, we expect to see more of ur fotos featuring zambales!! more power to you!!!!


  11. rosa Says...

    On November 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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