A shallow (<8 m) bay with small islets, vast coastal meadows and saltmarshes on the south-western coast of Saaremaa island. The main economic activities are fishing, and grazing of sheep and cattle.
Lõu bay is an important staging area for geese and a notable breeding area for several waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lõu bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.