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Address: Davenport, CA
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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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Not Overly Crowded ~Gem

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Modesto
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Modesto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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

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Thank sujathakishor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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 to watch the sunset. Small beach area with tide pools. Very hidden and quiet.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

fun, large, clean, scenic beach. pretty easy walk down from parking lot. walking distance to good restaurants/wine tasting before/after beach trip. best beach glass collecting you'll ever experience.

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Thank Sfgreenjoe
Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Beautiful beach and not crowded. It is about 10 minutes or so north of Santa Cruz. The town of Davenport is essentially across the street.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We live in the Bay area and drive down to santa Cruz a ton! Davenport landing beach is one of my fave beaches in the area. The climb is easy and gradual and it is perfect whetehr you want to enjoy sometime on the beach or take some great shots of the view from the cliffs above (we have seen... More 

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Thank Jyotsnacs
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we were a little confused as to how to get to the beach. Just past the railroad tracks and down the walk way was where it is. I loved it! So peaceful! There was a man playing the guitar alone. Loved that so much.

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Thank Dainellya
Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's a wonderful beach, with incredible cliffs and great views. It is also quite cold and often windy. Not ideal for sun bathing, but for surfing and walking.

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