Robin Hood Bay

Waikutakuta / Robin Hood Bay has had its name updated as a Treaty of Waitangi Settlement agreement

The Bay is often popular in the summer time due to its close proximity to Blenheim.

This bay is not a desirable place to anchor in, as the swell breaks halfway up the bay and the wind tends to come through.

The main land use around Robin Hood Bay is for farming.

In the winter it can be bitterly cold and can also get quite windy over the summer time.

Popularity
Seldom used
Anchorage
Undesirable
Shelter
Not very good in either winds due to the wind passing through here in both northerly and southerly winds.
Holding
Poor
Depth
Shallow (<5m)
Type of beach
Sand | Cobble
Place name meaning
Otauira Pa a historic Pa site on the shore of the Bay has recently been re-named through recent Waitangi Treaty settlements
Swimming/recreation
Diving | Fishing
Moorings
None