About Sodus Bay

Sodus Point, New York and Sodus Bay, its natural harbor and vacation area, is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario about 40 miles from its eastern end. The mouth of the Genesee River at Rochester, NY is thirty miles to the west. The northern end of Route 14 terminates at the very tip of Sand Point where Greig Street meets Great Sodus Bay, and the Route 104 Ridge Road from Rochester provides excellent access east and west across the Lake Ontario shore counties.

Sodus Bay

Sodus Bay is the best protected and most scenic harbor on the entire Lake. Its waters average about 20 feet in depth and the Bay hosts a large home fleet of pleasure boats of all kinds, in addition to the large number of commercial sportfishing charter boats. The shoreline of the Bay is ringed with seasonal cottages and permanent homes; the latter becoming a larger number each year. The Sodus Point Village has a permanent population of about 700, but seasonal residents multiply this figure by 5 during the summer months.

Local businesses are mainly associated with boating, sportfishing, tourism or with fruit farming in the Wayne County areas near Sodus Point. The shores of Sodus Bay lie in the Town of Sodus on the West and North, and in the Town of Huron on the South and East.

Sodus Point's harbor and shores are the home of many marinas and boatyards who cater to the needs and requirements of private boatowners of every variety. The Bay's public and private dockage facilities house more than 500 cruising power and sailing craft during the 5 month spring and summer season. These, and other craft from nearby Lake Ontario ports are serviced, hauled, and stored over the winter by six well equipped marinas here.

In addition, launching ramps for trailerable smaller craft are found in multiple public and private business locations around Sodus Bay. Several hundred craft use the waters every day through the use of these facilities. Visiting private cruising boats find the Sodus Bay anchorages and commercial transient dockage among the most protected and inviting on all of Lake Ontario.

In the spring and summer season, Sodus Point's restaurants, bars, and foodstands provide a wide range of dining choices to visitors of every taste and formality. Special weekend themes and events are featured and promoted almost every weekend over the full course of the summer from the middle of June until Labor Day.   Sodus Point's park at the beach is part of the Wayne County Parks System, and provides public access for swimming and recreation at the pier entrance to Sodus Harbor. Also, the Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course provides access to public play on their 18 hole facility, overlooking the Bay from the South Shore.