The bay is 75 km long and 35 km wide. Far from industrialized areas and thanks to underwater currents, it is a popular summer recreation resort with sandy strands and crystal-clear sea. The largest resort hotel (SAROS Resort Hotel & Beach Club) of the area is located on the shore of Vakifkoy, Enez www.sarosresorthotel.com with 115 rooms and 550 beds welcoming the guests. Scuba diving, windsurfing and fishing are the most practiced water sports here.
Settlements around the bay are: Gökçetepe, Mecidiye, Erikli, Danışment, Yayla, Karaincirli, Vakıf, Büyükevren, Sultaniçe, Gülçavuş and Enez, all in Edirne Province. The islands of Gökçeada (Imbros) and Samothrace lie in the Aegean Sea just outside of Saros Bay.
The North Anatolian Fault Zone, the most prominent active fault in Turkey and the source of numerous large earthquakes throughout the history, passes through Gulf of İzmit and traverses Marmara Sea reaching to the Saros Bay to the southeast.