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Waddell State Beach

Hwy. 1, six miles north of Davenport, Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-427-2288
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i gave camped there for decades but it has changed a lot

its nice in the daytime when the good people are around but at night there are weird people always... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Will S
Best wind sports beach, with a constant wind

My visits are limited to stopping to watch the wind and kite surfers as we drive to Half Moon Bay... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
JohnInItaly
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Santa Cruz, California
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This windy beach is good for hang-gliding and wind-surfing.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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“kite surfers” (7 reviews)
“fun to watch” (2 reviews)
“wade” (2 reviews)
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Hwy. 1, six miles north of Davenport, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its nice in the daytime when the good people are around but at night there are weird people always there and it can be dangerous

Thank Will S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My visits are limited to stopping to watch the wind and kite surfers as we drive to Half Moon Bay by car or motorcycle. The constant winds make if less pleasant for just laying on the beach, with the sand blowing heavily, much of the...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had our share of Santa Cruz beaches and were heading out and I read about this beach with kite surfing. I had never really seen it so we wanted to come and check it out. It was pretty cool. The drive up to the...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There are better beaches if you are thinking be in the water. But this is a great one to fly a kite. Usually there is a good wind. Good walking beach too.

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Best for a picnic with young children. No cliff to negotiate. Not a nude beach . Waddell creek warm enough to wade or swim. Kite surfers fun to watch. Rest room on Beach/

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Have been walking this beach since 1969. First dip in the Pacific very cold, still a very beautiful place. It has changed in that there is parking, bathrooms and more people. The surf kits are colorful.

Thank catc0x
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This CA state beach is very close (6 miles) from KOA Constanoa. If you want to avoid the hustle bustle of santacruz beach the this is a perfect destination for you. The winds are mild but good enough for wind surfers. The beach is quite...More

Thank Abhijeet B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

A wonderful place to watch some of most daring wind surfers and para sailers on the north coast. There is adequate parking. If you have time walk in to the park and experience the upper trail for a nice 5 mile loop. Beware, there is...More

Thank pamelamR4732JY
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This beach is just beautiful! The drive we did to get to it was amazing in many ways - curvy, scenic, enjoyable. The beach has sand dollars that wash up on it. It is just a gorgeous stretch of beach. It is very much worth...More

Thank 127lucretiah
Reviewed 29 December 2015

There is a great trail to take thru the redwoods and come out at the beach. I did it a few years ago, but the app won't let me go back that far. It is not a real difficult hike, but it is long.

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11 September 2016|
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Response from catc0x | Reviewed this property |
No transport I am aware of, don't know anyone who has hiked back up the mountain. Have picked up fiends at the coast end.
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