Monkey Bay

This bay gives no shelter in prevailing W to N winds. It has calm water in N to S winds but in strong SE to S the wind funnels out of it with considerable force. 

Monkey Bay is open to the ferry wash.

There are some holiday batches with private jetties and moorings. 

History

It is believed that this bay received its Pākehā (non Māori) name because someone thought they saw a monkey in the bay.1

 

 

1. H. A. H. Insull, Marlborough Place Names, (Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1952) 50-51.

Shelter
Exposed
Holding
Poor
Depth
Shallow (<5m)
Type of beach
Sand | Cobble
Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
The head of Kahikatea (Curious Cove) is shallow and boats drawing more than one metre should be careful if approaching the wharf here.
Moorings
5 or less