Little Neck Bay is an embayment in western Long Island, New York, off of Long Island Sound. Little Neck Bay forms the western boundary of the Great Neck Peninsula, the eastern boundary of which is Manhasset Bay. The political boundary between Nassau County and the borough of Queens runs through the bay. At the entrance to the bay, on the western point (known as Willet's Point) is Fort Totten built to protect the entrance to the tidal strait known as the East River. At the eastern side of the entrance is Elm Point (the end of Steamboat Road in King's Point). The bay is about a mile wide at the entrance and extends back just under two miles. Originally, on the western and southern sides of the bay there were extensive salt marshes. Saddle Rock is located on the eastern side of the bay about half-way in. The bay is shallower than Manhasset Bay, being only 12 feet (3.7 m) deep at the entrance, with most of the back bay being less than 6 feet (1.8 m) deep.Alley Pond Park and Cross Island Parkway are on the southern and southwestern shore, and Alley Creek drains into the bay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little Neck Bay
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