Backed by pine forests, Whangakoko Bay has a small and shallow beach that can be accessed by car or boat via Tumbledown Bay Road. It is a peaceful getaway for a picnic and a swim in summer.
It gives some shelter in N sector winds but can be unpleasant in strong winds: It is best to anchor in the northern end of the bay.
There are a number of marine farms in the area and associated mussel back bones dominate the majority of the bay.
However, the inside of the bay is clear for swimming and kayaking.
There are no moorings or foreshore structures within Whangakoko Bay.