Boxing Bay

Boxing Bay

General Position:

35 34 S  137 36 E

Note: approx. only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS.

Shelter From:

S-E at eastern end of bay;
SW-SE in south-westerly part of bay.


The holding varies. Towards the eastern end of the bay there are large patches of relatively deep sand, but also quite a bit of barely covered rock. At the western end much of bottom is tapeweed, difficult to get a good hold in (except with a fisherman’s anchor or similar).


The photo looks SE-wards over White Point in the foreground, with Boxing Bay and Marsden Point beyond. On the right, in the middle distance, part of the Bay of Shoals can be seen.
The eastern end of the bay provides better shelter from SE to E than Emu Bay.
If wind shifts to the W-NW, move to Marsden Point anchorage.

The nearest shelter from northerlies is in Kingscote Harbour, near the Beatrice Islets or in the Bay of Shoals.

-July 2005

Other Comments:

When approaching Boxing Bay from the west, take care to avoid the partially concealed reef extending northward from White Point, to approximately:

35 33.66 S / 137 35.39 E.

At the eastern end, underwater rocks extend out from the headland; keeping to the west and north of 35 33.38S/137 37.24E will clear these by a safe margin.

Barry Worrall