Indentation of a coastline or shoreline enclosing a part of a body of water; a body of water partly surrounded by land.
See also: Harbors
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
35.495998°, -76.8074381°
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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Big Bay is covered by the Bath, NC US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Bays

Mixon Creek 4.9 mi
Masons Harbor 5.9 mi
Gaylord Bay 6.0 mi

Nearby Cities

Bath, NC 1 mi
Bayview, NC 4 mi
Pinetown, NC 8 mi
River Road, NC 10 mi
Pantego, NC 10 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Long Point Water 0.3 mi
Leeward Seine Beach Man-made 0.3 mi
Boyd Creek Water 0.4 mi
Boyd Point Water 0.6 mi
Harvey Creek Water 0.7 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is BELHAVEN 5 SW which is approximately 7 miles away and has an elevation of 8 feet (8 feet higher than Big Bay). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 4.25" 53.1° 33.7°
February 3.07" 56.8° 36.3°
March 4.15" 64.1° 41.9°
April 3.17" 73.4° 50.0°
May 4.50" 79.6° 58.3°
June 4.75" 85.9° 66.3°
July 5.52" 89.2° 70.5°
August 5.81" 87.3° 68.8°
September 5.09" 82.8° 63.2°
October 3.43" 73.4° 51.0°
November 2.92" 65.2° 43.9°
December 3.18" 55.8° 35.9°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 64% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 84% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 82% of other locations on record.