Monkey Bay

This bay gives no shelter in prevailing W to N winds. It has calm water in N to S winds but in strong SE to S the wind funnels out of it with considerable force. 

Monkey Bay is open to the ferry wash.

There are some holiday batches with private jetties and moorings. Water taxis drop people off to camp at Curious Cove. 


The camp at Curious Cove was built in the 1940’s as an American armed forces convalescent camp. The camp is used mainly by School and Church groups. Frequently large numbers of kayaks and swimmers are seen.
Shallow (<5m)
Type of beach
Sand | Cobble
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
The head of Kahikatea (Curious Cove) is shallow and boats drawing more than one metre should be careful if approaching the wharf here.
5 or less