Point Roadknight is a narrow ridge of dune calcarenite that parallels the adjoining Urquhart Bluff Beach. The point and its reef protrude 500 m to the east and afford considerable protection to the beach. The beach is 700 m long and faces north-east. It lies between the slippery Soapy Rocks and the point. Beware of the slippery rocks which are a hazard to walk on. There is road access to the back of the beach, a large car park, a boat ramp and a yacht club.Waves reaching the beach average less than 1 m, which results in a continuous, attached bar and usually no rips.
Buttons Beach (T 1116) is a 2.7 km long north-facing beach, bordered by the 1 km long training wall of the River Leven in the west and the low rocks of The Fish Pond in the east. The entire beach is backed by a wide recreation reserve containing numerous facilities including a large caravan park, ovals, campground and picnic areas. The Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club is located toward the centre of the beach (Fig. 4.245), just west of the small creek that drains across the beach and in front of the larger of the two reserve caravan parks. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach, with a 150 m wide low gradient low tide terrace and extensive rock flats toward either end. The small Buttons Creek drains out across the centre of the beach.
On the south side of Shellharbour a rock platform extends 300 m seaward, and forms the northern boundary of the southern Shellharbour Beach (NSW 383), a curving 1 km south-southeast-facing beach that extends to the base of Bass Point, where the sand merges with the basalt cobbles eroded from the point. A caravan park lies behind the northern rocks, with a beach car park on the southern side. The road to Bass Point runs between the low dune and Shellharbour Swamp, with the usually dammed mouth breaking out across the southern end of the beach during rain. Proposals have been put forward to build a marina in the swamp with access to the sea, but in 2006 the beach remains in a relatively natural state. Waves from the east and southeast are reduced by Bass Point resulting in waves averaging 1 m in the north dropping to 0.5 m in the south. These usually maintain a continuous attached bar, cut by up to six rips during higher southeast swell when a strong rip can develop against the northern rocks, and during summer northeast wave conditions (Fig. 4.312).