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Pareanui Bay

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SpotX cruising (51.2)
Exposed to Wind:N,NE,W,NW.
Exposed to Swell:NW.
Bottom Type:Mud,Sand.
Draft:0-3m+
Suitable:Wind Warning
Anchoring Tips:Good shelter from easterly-quarter winds, but a fresh south-east wind can funnel across the isthmus. Good holding approx. 15m off beach in the middle in 5m. Clear entry into bay.
Services:None.
Features:Pretty little bay with sandy beach at its head. It can sometimes be subject to a roll from between the islands to the north-west. Not to be confused with a bay of the same name 2.5km to the east, which also offers a reasonable anchorage. The foul extending from the western headland across to Motokauri Island holds snapper and john dory.
Contacts:Coastguard, Bay of Islands VHF Ch 86; Russell Radio and weather reports VHF Ch 63.

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