This coastline section only provides shelter in winds from the south-east to the south.
Govenors Bay and Whenuanui/Beck's Bay have some shelter from south-west to westerly winds which tend to blow straight along the Grove Arm.
In prevailing north to north west winds, this area has the wind blowing towards the shore in what is known as a lee shore. It is not safe for an overnight anchorage in this area as a vessel may be blown on to the shore.
Holding is good and generally there is sufficient depth of water up to 20m from the shore.
There are rocks off the points into Whenuanui/Beck's Bay and Ngakuta Bay and also close to the Wedge Point.
Caution is to be taken around the point as there can be busy traffic coming from both directions, especially in the summer months.
The coast locally known as "the Mile" showcases some attractive but relatively small sandy beaches which are popular with kayakers and recreational small craft.