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natural harbor

[′nach·rəl ′här·bər]
(geography)
A harbor where the configuration of the coast provides the necessary protection.
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Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay and the Chesapeake Bay are the world's three largest natural harbors.
Unlike many other Cuban natural harbors, the Bay of Pigs (known in Spanish as Playa Giron) is easily accessible day or night without navigational aids.
Incorporated in 1623, the City of Gloucester is recognized as one of the finest natural harbors in Massachusetts.
San Diego County has a lot to offer: 4,200 square miles of immense options for business and pleasure, one of the newest dynamic metropolitan areas in the country with Downtown San Diego and one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, a great culinary destination with endless dining choices, the chance to be a kid again with the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Sea World, the opportunity to enjoy natural beauty, art, culture and stunning Spanish Revival architecture in Balboa Park.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is now planning to transform the Trincomalee Port, which is one of the biggest natural harbors in the world, into an industrial port.
One aim," Zarattini said, "was to test the hypothesis that the Pontine islands, which are very small and which were barely inhabited in antiquity, were really important maritime staging posts because they had very good natural harbors.
Carupano is located on Cayo Juan Claro, a small rocky key in Puerto Padre bay, one of the largest and best-sheltered natural harbors on the island.
The island's three natural harbors are home to two sunken whaling ships from the 1800s, two WWII shipwrecks and two airplanes.
Situated on the Arabian Sea in the west of India, Mumbai has one of the world's greatest natural harbors.