|Bay at the Gulf of Salerno|
- An inlet is a narrow body of water between islands or leading inland from a larger body of water.
- Leading to an enclosed body of water, such as
- In sea coasts, an inlet usually to the actual connection between a bay & ocean.
- It is often called an "entrance" or a recession in the shore of a sea, lake, or river.
- Inlet created by glaciation is a fjord.
- It is not always in mountainous,coastlines & also in montane lakes.
- Complexes of large inlets or fjords may be called sounds.;
e.g., Puget Sound
- Some fjord-type inlets are called canals;
e.g., Portland Canal
- Some are channels;
e.g., Dean Channel