Strait's width is 2-4 km and depth generally below 3 m.
Many islets are located in the strait.
Over the strait is built the dam called Väinatamm. Väinatamm can be surpass also by car.
- "Päring kohanimeandmebaasist. Eesti kohanimed". www.eki.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 6 April 2020.