Tallinn Bay itself is divided into several parts: Tallinn Bay minor (Tallinna reid), Kopli Bay, Kakumäe bay and Paljassaare Bay. The islands Naissaar and Aegna border the bay in the north, the Viimsi Peninsula to the east.
The shore waters are shallow but deep rapidly. Tallinn Bay has a steep slope, which allows for good water exchange with the waters of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn Bay is one of the deepest bays in Estonia, max depth is about 100 m.
The Old Town is situated close to the sheltered Tallinn bay, which is a natural harbour and the main passenger port. The Paljassaare Harbor and the Bekker Harbor by the Kopli Bay serve for cargo traffic. There are four public beaches on the coastline: Pirita, Stroomi, Kakumäe and Pikakari.
View at Tallinn city centre over the Tallinn Bay from Maarjamäe.
Coastline in Merivälja.
Pikakari Beach in Paljassaare.
Stroomi Beach by the Kopli Bay in Pelguranna.
View from Stroomi Beach to Väike-Õismäe.
Boat harbour on the southern coast of Naissaar island.
Tallinn Bay by Ivan Aivazovsky (1845).
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