Most of the south-western arm of this bay is shallow and unusable by boats.
The south-eastern end of the bay has deep water within ten metres of the shore and provides good shelter in N to E to S winds.
It is, however, slightly exposed to W winds and should not be used in strong winds from the westerly sector.
The islet in the entrance to the bay has a rock jutting out from its northern side.
This islet should be given a clearance of at least 50 meters.
The larger Jetty in the middle of Broughton Bay is privately owned, but open to the public for loading and unloading small vessels. Please do not leave boats unattended
Note there is a 5km speed restriction in the east arm.