New York Bight
The New York Bight is a slight indentation along the Atlantic coast of the United States, extending northeasterly from Cape May Inlet in New Jersey to Montauk Point on the eastern tip of Long Island. The bight includes major shipping channels that access New York Harbor. The coastal climate of the gulf is temperate as the result of direct contact from the Gulf Stream along the coast of North America.
Open Water Swimming
- Patricia Sener swam 17 miles across the New York Bight Strait between Sandy Hook's North Beach in New Jersey and Silver Point in Long Island, New York in July 2015 in 11 hours 8 minutes among sharks and whales
- Charlotte Samuels crossed the New York Bight Strait in August 2015 in 9 hours 44 minutes