The land surrounding the bay is farmed and consists of hills nearly 600 metres in height. The bay is completely open to W to NW winds.
The bays on the southern side and the head of the bay give calm water and good shelter in S sector winds only.
The small cove on the northern side of the bay is suitable only for N to NE winds. There are no outlying dangers in the bay, except for The Reef at the southern entrance.
The Pohuenui homestead is now a guest house and is at the eastern end of the bay.
Fresh water is available from the large wharf. Check the depth, however, before using the wharf at LW.