This nice little bay and beach provides shelter from NW and N winds at its eastern end, but the winds do tend to curve into the bay.
Pipi Bay has good holding but can be unpleasant in SE or Southerly winds. True to its name, the bay is a good spot to haul pipis off the beach.
There is a very scenic island at the head of the bay known as Horahora Kakahu Island. It is of historical significance regarding the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by local Māori chieftains.