Waikawa Bay

Popularity
Extremely busy, more so in summer
Shelter
Open to most winds
Depth
Various, can shallow out towards head of the bay
Type of beach
Sandy
Boat type recommendations
Beeches Bay recommended for smaller boats Waikawa marina offers a range of services for most boat types
Swimming/recreation
Public recreational space on the Eastern foreshore area
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
The rock shown off the Snout is about two meters below the surface and is ten to fifteen meters from the shore.
Moorings
Very large numbers
Other information
There are two five knot buoys located on the East side of the bay just outside the moorings. There is a Red, White, Green sector light for keeping clear of moorings at night. Also a Green light at the starboard entrance to mooring area.