Philante is an often used anchorage and its southern arm provides shelter from all sea conditions. It can however, be a little gusty in strong winds. A stern line can be undesirable, as the head of this bay is too shallow to be able to pull a boat out of the wind. The anchorage indicated on the northern side of the bay is the most sheltered in W to N winds and a stern line is necessary. The creek running into the bay has a good flow of water at all times of the year.