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About Dead Man’s Beach in Whitethorn, California

Dead Man’s Beach is a spring and fall surfing spot in the Humboldt County resort town of Shelter Cove. It’s not a great beach for non-surfers except for fishermen and hardy experienced beachcombers. Be careful of the changing tides on this small beach which has rocky abutments on each end. It’s called Dead Man’s Beach for a reason. Getting to Shelter Cove requires an hour-long twisty drive from Highway 101 starting in Redway near Garberville. There are two ways to get to Dead Man’s. One is to walk or drive at low tide from the Shelter Cove Boat Launching Facility. Another is more direct but requires a hike down a rough trail from an overlook at the end of Cove Point East Road.

183 Cove Point E
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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Pet Details
Pets allowed
Free parking
Surfing, Beachcombing, Fishing
Restrooms At Boat Launch
Map of Dead Man’s Beach
Redway, US
8:41 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
L: 50° H: 54°
Feels like 52.68 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 2.46
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:01 am
Sunset: 8:43 pm
Humidity 88 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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Shelter Cove Beach

0.4 miles away

Shelter Cove Beach is a long dark sand beach on the south side of the town of Shelter Cove....

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