Homestead Bay (Reevesby Lagoon)

Shelter from        NE – E – SE

Indicative Anchoring Position

34° 32.1’S   136° 16.3’E

Note.    Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints.  The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.

Homestead Bay (or Reevesby Lagoon as it is often called) is on the western side of the largest island in the group. It is a favourite anchorage for many sailors, and usually the first stop for visitors to the group. The lagoon is surrounded to some extent by reefs and other islands which means it is sometimes termed an all weather anchorage. However, in strong northerlies or westerlies, better shelter can be obtained in other anchorages on Reevesby.

The bottom is thin sand over limestone which makes the holding slightly uncertain. Shore access is very easy, the beach is lovely, and the short walk to the abandoned farm buildings should be a ‘must’ for all visitors.