The bay offers good snorkelling with access to the shipwreck at the northern end of the lagoon. Picnic tables and barbecues under the palms at North Bay make it a popular spot to take an al fresco lunch. From here, walkers can decide to hike up Mount Eliza for views out over the cliffs to the ocean or reach the private rocky bay at Old Gulch.
Old Gulch has wonderful rock pools which reveal hidden sea creatures in its Herring rock pools at low tide. At low tide, the North Bay walk can be a round trip by taking a route around the rocks to or from Old Settlement Beach.