Kate Bay

Kate and Annie bays on the eastern side of Forsyth Island are very similar. Both have shingle beaches and some sand at low water. They are open to NE to S winds but give shelter in all other winds and can be used even in strong NW conditions. It is deep close to shore and these bays make a useful alternative anchorage in NW to N conditions if Te Puru becomes untenable.

The northern end of Annie Bay gives protection from the roll pushed into Guards Bay by NW to N winds. There are rocks 20 m out from the northern shoreline leading to Shag Rock. A combined club mooring is placed here. The bottom is mud and sand and is excellent holding. Strong N to NW winds can result in back eddies from the SW.

Kate Bay is slightly more sheltered the Annie Bay but is affected by the tidal streams through Allen Strait.