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Address: 335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA

The site of the old pier that spearheaded Davenport's whaling industry,...

The site of the old pier that spearheaded Davenport's whaling industry, this beach is now a popular destination for surfers.

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Excellent Slow Coast Beach where the locals go.

This is the place us locals go when there are too many tourists in Santa Cruz. Great local beach and very dog friendly even though it is not officially a pet beach. Just remember... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lance H
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place us locals go when there are too many tourists in Santa Cruz. Great local beach and very dog friendly even though it is not officially a pet beach. Just remember to clean up after your pets please. No one wants to step in dog doodoo.

Thank Lance H
Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I can tell from the photos and descriptions that reviewers are getting Davenport Beach confused with Davenport Landing Beach. Two different beaches. Davenport Beach is across Highway 1 from the town of Davenport. Davenport Landing Beach is about a mile north. The photo above is Davenport Beach. Which accessed from the top of a cliff. A mile north is Davenport... More 

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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Walked along near the old pier and the "shark" beach. (It has a rock sticking out that looks like a shark fin.) Easy access and very walkable.

Thank lovesf48
san francisco
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

charming little beach great access secluded spot a great place to bring your honey build a fire and watch the sunset

Thank redcharlotte
Salo, Finland
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is the hidden gem for me. Small nice beach, nice people, good restaurant nearby and the athmosphere was very pleasant.

Thank Jari L
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful white, clean sand beach! Cliffs on both sides with about 300'+ beach. Windy annd cool.Tide pools to the left. Lovely, Peaceful. Also, enjoy watching windsurfing!

Thank TCWatson
Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Traveling down the California coast, we stayed in Davenport for a night and hiked down to the beach. Watched the waves pound the rocks as the tide came in. Nice secluded sandy beach. Worth the short hike down.

Thank johnl44254
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

After visiting Swanton strawberry farms, we visited Davenport beach. Unique landforms and picturesque cave with the cold salt water gushing into the layers of slate

Thank sujathakishor
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

the cliffs surrounding the beach offer fantastic views; it was easy to get to then near the beach you have to check for the easiest way down to sand

Thank Roberta L
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Take Davenport Landing Road off Hwy 1 and you will be led directly to this beach. At the top of the trail is a very fun bench swing. When the wildflowers are not high, you can see the water. It is also a great place to watch the sunset. Small beach area with tide pools. Very hidden and quiet.

Thank JeriLG

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