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An easy-to-get-to beach

If you are having a difficult time getting from road to beach, you are at the wrong beach. Some of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
via mobile
Great walk near the roadside to the ocean cliffs

Hop out of your vehicle on the coastal side in the large dirt and gravel parking lot and hoof it... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Capitola, 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.
335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA 95017-9737
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

If you are having a difficult time getting from road to beach, you are at the wrong beach. Some of the photos for this beach are not actually Davenport Landing Beach. This is a cute little beach near American Abalone Farms off highway 1. Easy...More

Thank Clara1563
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Hop out of your vehicle on the coastal side in the large dirt and gravel parking lot and hoof it over the brambles to a rudimentary trail, and soon you are looking out over the ocean from the limestone cliff. And it's free.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This beach has several tide pools. An interesting and educational day for children and adults. It is a small beach but clean, a great place to surf, is dog friendly and was not crowded the day we were there.

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

It was a nice beach, but not the easiest to get down too. It’s not that big and you can’t walk far on it.

Thank Snowdy7
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This isn't an easy Beach to get to and it's known by their names. It's a nice place to go if you want to walk and I think the best time to go there as early in the day while you can get parking. there...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous place!The views are amazing.I had a hammock and we just set there on the top and watched the ocean for hours,in love with this place.

Thank EmiliaGlavan
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

1  Thank Lance H
Reviewed 19 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

4  Thank warpwr
Reviewed 7 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.

2  Thank lovesf48
Reviewed 30 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
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Christin C
8 October 2017|
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Response from Clara1563 | Reviewed this property |
I believe I saw a swing structure although "on the beach" might be pushing the description. It was very close to the road.
Helen M
11 July 2015|
Response from Brian D |
yes, but you can't bring pallets or anything with nails, and it's a steep hike. I do like to build fires here, too much work. I walk here, but burn in Santa Cruz.