This half-moon shaped bay is very exposed to winds from S to W and to the wash from outgoing ferries.
The bay offers shelter in NW to E winds but it is deep (30 metres) close to shore, which can make anchorage arduous.
There are a large number of houses on the eastern side of the bay. NW winds tend to curve into the bay with a small chop.
Golden Point at the southern tip of Kaipapa Bay was named after gold was found there. Dolphins can also often be found around this point.
There is also a nice and sandy but small beach here.