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Davenport Landing Beach

335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lance H
Don't Be Confused - Davenport Beach & Davenport Landing Beach

I can tell from the photos and descriptions that reviewers are getting Davenport Beach confused... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Santa Clara, California
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The site of the old pier that spearheaded Davenport's whaling industry, this beach is now a popular destination for surfers.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“santa cruz” (5 reviews)
“tide pools” (3 reviews)
“beach glass” (2 reviews)
335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lance H
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...More

1  Thank warpwr
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
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
Reviewed 18 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
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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank JeriLG
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