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Address: , Davenport, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Surfing
Description: 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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You see the Sharkfin, you know you must Stop!

I was driving along highway one looking for a great photography location and happened to come across the Sharkfin rock emerging our of the water. I made a u-turn and found a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ukiah, California
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Ukiah, California
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was driving along highway one looking for a great photography location and happened to come across the Sharkfin rock emerging our of the water. I made a u-turn and found a parking area nearby and walked over. The view was perfect, considering all conditions were clear and it was time for the sunset. Best time to come here if... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A dear friend surprised me and brought me here to watch the sunset. SPEC-TAC-U-LAR! We saw sea otters and a pod of dolphins (maybe porpoises?) swim by. Next time I go I will pack a picnic so I can stay longer!

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The Bay Area, CA
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Easy access, plenty of parking. Interesting view of the river and ocean waters coming together. A lot of birds.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Getting to the beach can be a bit treacherous as the paths work their way down the cliffs. The scenery was absolutely one of the best of our visit up Hwy 1. Had lunch at the Davenport Roadhouse which was also very good.

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Saratoga, California, United States
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not the biggest beach (kinda small for walking) nor the prettiest (though there's cliffs and waves and soft sand), but your dog will LOVE it. Lots of dogs off leash running around, sniffing the seaweed, and each other. Parking is easy. What could be better for an afternoon with your canine companion. 3 stars for people, 5 stars for dogs!

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New York
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought some items from the Swanton Berry Farms and brought it here to eat while getting air. There were a lot of people camping along the back of the beach. We sat on a rock and enjoyed the view, the sun and the fresh air. It was nice to relax for a little while. There is a small parking... More 

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Daly City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went there today for the first time with 4 toddlers and a little dog. An off-leash 100 lb dog came out of nowhere and attacked our dog. My husband was holding our baby on one side and scooped up our dog on the other side while the 100 lb dog lunged up to attack. My husband was able to... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a great beach for a quiet day on the beach. It's located about 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, so away from the crowds. You park across the street from the main area of Davenport and walk along the old rails a short ways and hike down the bluff to access the cove. The beach itself is scenic... More 

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a beautiful area of Davenport, near Santa Cruz, that has incredible natural scenery. The beach is great for beach combing, relaxing, and exploring. The waves can get rough and spectacular, and keep an eye out for the high and low tide tables. Bring warm clothes in layers, and many people end up getting wet from climbing along the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This beach is not obviously accessible from the highway. Most people stop in Davenport for a bite to eat at one of the 3 awesome restaurants in this tiny little coastal town (population 300). It's a bit of a hike down to the beach, you have to cross the railroad tracks, which is actually pretty cool, and follow a foot... More 

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