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Davenport Landing Beach

Davenport, CA
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Davenport
Type: Beaches
Activities: Hiking, Surfing
Description: 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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Daly City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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63 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great little beach. Feels special in that it is a bit hidden away. Drive down Davenport landing road to get to it. If the Abalone farm is open, turn at the sign for the farm (if not, the sign won't be there so just look for the street sign). It is a bit north of Davenport. The walk down to... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Tough to park at this beach and I have often found a lot of trash and cigarette butts on pathways. The beach shrinks a lot in high tides. Usually quite windy and there is a big drain from abalone farm running through it.

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Davis, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a great beach to watch the colorful, exciting sport of kite surfing (or to try it yourself). Parking and a sandy beach are available.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This beach feels completely wild yet a short (though steep and rocky) path from the village of Davenport which has great art gallery and gourmet restaurant near top of path.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We've stopped by in Davenport to take a break and get some Coke. Before returning to our car we had a feeling to go and check what lays behind the railway track and we were flattered. An empty beach embraced by massive cliffs and underground water stream coming from rocks straight to the ocean... impressive!

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Riverview, Florida
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345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

There were mroe surgers here than any of the other beaches so defnitely worht a stop to watch the local residents in action!

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