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Bays and Harbors Bays and Harbors

When one hears the word ‘bay’ in Virginia, the ‘Chesapeake Bay’ obviously comes to mind and for good reason –– it is the defining landmark of the region. Yet, despite its size and importance, the Chesapeake Bay is not the only body of water that qualifies as a bay. 

Generally, the size and location of a bay (or harbor) means wider water, expansive views, greater depth, sometimes rougher seas, and close proximity to the Chesapeake.