This bay collects a lot of the wash from ferries and is open to most winds.
N sector winds in particular NW blow with some force off the land, making anchorage unpleasant. SE and S winds blow straight into the bay and can build up large swell. The two anchorages shown on the western side are satisfactory in SW to S to NW winds, with the most southerly bay being best in SW conditions. The wind tends to be variable in direction in these bays and a boat will move around her anchor a lot. The holding is good.
On the eastern side of the bay the anchorage shown should be used only in SE to S conditions.
North of Tunoamai Point the bay is very exposed and recommended only in settled conditions.
There are numerous jetties and moorings however there are no club moorings.