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Great people & dog beach & sea glass

I went for the sea glass - found only small pieces but was happy with that! Other glass searchers... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Mount Pearl, Canada
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Yet another one of California's gorgeous beaches

We love California because every little stop has a "vista," public beach, or state park that... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Asbury, New Jersey
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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 November 15, 2018 via mobile

I went for the sea glass - found only small pieces but was happy with that! Other glass searchers shared some of their cast-offs with me so that was very much appreciated!! The dog loved the space to run, play in the surf and dig....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We love California because every little stop has a "vista," public beach, or state park that preserves the wonders of this very diverse: geography, people, customs, etc. state ...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clara1563
Reviewed July 4, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed June 24, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy C
Reviewed March 3, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Snowdy7
Reviewed December 3, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank originalbriandeyoung
Reviewed September 10, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank dad2twinz
Reviewed April 19, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Christin C
October 8, 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
July 11, 2015|
Response from originalbriandeyoung |
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.