The 600m long beach faces due north. There is a lookout and car park on Cylinder Head and a walking track down to the center of the beach. The beach is bordered by points and rocky shore platforms, together with rocks in the center. Waves averaging 1m move around Point Lookout and, together with the sand, they move around to maintain a highly variable, 100m wide surf zone, usually with a deep trough between the beach and outer bar/sand waves.
In 1956 a skeleton and boot were uncovered in the sand on this beach, and it is believed they were the remains of Prosperity’s mate or cook. the finding gave the beach its name.
The north shore beaches offer generally low to moderate waves along a dynamic beachfront. Deadmans Beach is not patrolled, the safest swimming is at the patrolled Cylinder Beach. Be careful of all the beaches as there is a highly variable bar and trough topography associated with the migrating sand waves, together with often strong westerly drift and rips, when waves exceed 1m.
Can offer low right-handers on a larger swell.
The north side is very accessible for beach fishing, usually with a range of holes and gutters associated with the bars and sand waves.
On leash at all times.
Type: Non-formal – 20 spaces
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches.