Sceale Bay was once a port used by coastal traders but is now not used.
The jetty shown on the chart was demolished in 1972. The anchorage at the
settlement offers shelter in winds from southwest to northeast. Both the
northern and southern points of the bay are guarded by extensive reefs
and must be given a wide berth. The chart's depiction of the reef off Cape
Blanche is perhaps misleading. The small island shown is actually barely
above the high water mark and consists of bare and rugged rocks. In recent
years it has been colonised by seals, which should not be molested. The
northern reef, which extends one mile southwest from a point southeast
of Point Westall is very dangerous. In light weather its outer end breaks
only intermittently, making the reef look shorter than it is. When entering
the bay, steer well clear of both reefs and also avoid the rock to the
west of the settlement.
When the boat ramp bears south it may be steered for cautiously. The
anchorage north of the ramp is shallow and weedy, but small sandy patches
are easily seen and the anchor should be dropped in one of these. Any moorings
in the anchorage are for small motor boats only and should be avoided.
launching ramp is to the right. The average yacht cannot anchor any closer
in than this.
A general shop has recently been opened at Sceale Bay, and
a public telephone is located about 100 metres east of the boat ramp. A
dinghy may readily be beached near the boat ramp, but parts of the beach