The Gulf of Rijeka is the area between the northeastern coast of Istria and the coast of the Croatian Littoral to the Bay of Bakar and Kraljevica, and the northwestern coast of the island of Krk and the northern coast of the island of Cres. The gulf stretches between the lines leading from the Cape Šip (Brseč) to Cape Jablanac (Cres), along the coast of the island of Cres to Cape Grota (Cres) and Cape Glavotok (Krk), along the coast of the island of Krk and the islet of St. Marco to the Cape Oštro (Kraljevica). The gulf is accessed through three sea passages: Vela Vrata from the Kvarner area, Srednja Vrata from the Kvarner area and Mala Vrata (Tihi kanal) from the Vinodol channel. The depths in the bay are great and there are no natural obstacles to navigation. In the bay, the bora, more frequent in the winter months, and the southeast wind blow with gale forces forming larger waves as there are no natural obstacles. Along the shores of the Gulf of Rijeka there are numerous tourist resorts and the largest Croatian cargo port Rijeka with its terminals.