Okiwi Bay

This is a popular resort area with direct road connection to Nelson and French pass.

There are several sandy beaches and a water-ski lane. A small wharf extends from the western shore.

Holiday homes surround the bay which is very shallow and should only be visited in high spring tides.

Because of the lack of depth it is very difficult to anchor out of the wind, although there is good holding in sandy bottom anywhere in the bay.

 

Trailer boats are launched from the beach.

Facility photos

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Popularity
Popular
Holding
Good
Depth
Shallow
Type of beach
Sandy
Place name meaning
Matapihi Bay has recently been re-named just North of Okiwi Bay through recent Waitangi Treaty settlements
Swimming/recreation
Ski lanes
Facilities
Wharf