A bay of the Baltic Sea, located in its south-eastern part, off the shores of Poland and Germany. Its northern boundaries are established by a line connecting Cape Arkona on Rügen island with the Gąski Lighthouse (Latarnia Morska Gąski), east of the city of Kołobrzeg.
The bay’s depth does not exceed 15 m. You can, without fear, navigate these waters on a small yacht with ballast built into the hull bottom. A properly prepared and courageous centreboard yacht is another option – when accompanied with a favourable weather and moving in short hops.
Along the Polish coast, you can take refuge in a number of ports (30 NM apart at most). The entrances to the ports lying along the bay are well marked both day and night. While sailing east from Świnoujście, you should be careful of the fishing nets present along virtually the entire coast at a distance of about 3NM from the shore.
Weather on the bay’s waters is unstable. During summer, you can expect frequent tempests as well as storms lasting for a few hours, followed by a long period of calm. During spring and autumn, storms can last a few days. Wave height increases with wind speed – reaching up to about 4 m with a Beaufort wind force of 6 blowing from the direction of the sea. The waves are relatively short but they can become a nuisance for the crew. Swell is a frequent phenomenon here, particularly after periods of stronger winds. With the wind blowing from the mainland, there are practically no waves at all. In cases of wind power forecasts predicting more than 5 points on the Beaufort wind scale, it is better to postpone any plans to sail against the wind, remain in port, and wait out unfavourable conditions. While sailing in the Pomeranian Bay, you should have reliable navigational instruments and complete safety equipment.