Whangataura Bay

Located at the head of the north-west arm of Port Underwood, Whangataura Bay is accessible by road. It is a lovely, long beach which is great for a picnic and a swim.

The beach may be scattered with driftwood at certain times of the year. The scene is backed by idyllic lifestyle blocks and pine plantations.

It should be noted that this bay can be uncomfortable in strong winds.

History

The main farming that occurred here was sheep farming. Road access was established in the 1960s.
Popularity
Seldom used
Anchorage
Undesirable
Shelter
Exposed to southerly and northerly. Undesirable in any wind.
Holding
Good
Depth
Mid (5-10m) | Gradually gets deeper from shore.
Type of beach
Sand | Cobble
Swimming/recreation
Swimming | Fishing
Moorings
None