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Davenport Landing Beach

335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA 95017-9737
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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 2 weeks ago
RonCentralCA
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Capitola, California
Fun beach

This beach has several tide pools. An interesting and educational day for children and adults. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandy C
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Columbus, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tide pools” (3 reviews)
“hidden gem” (4 reviews)
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335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA 95017-9737
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"tide pools"
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"hidden gem"
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"watch the sunset"
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"santa cruz"
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"easy access"
in 2 reviews
"rock"
in 4 reviews
"cliffs"
in 9 reviews
"ocean"
in 5 reviews
"trail"
in 3 reviews
"caves"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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.

Thank Snowdy7
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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

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

We came to visit from Santa Cruz as local tourists. The beach is hidden away, we had to walk over a train tracks and climbed trails up and down. But once you get there, this gorgeous small gem is full of charm: dogs running, people...More

Thank L0ve2travle
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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.

Thank EmiliaGlavan
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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

1  Thank Lance H
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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

4  Thank warpwr
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Reviewed April 7, 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
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Reviewed March 30, 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
October 8, 2017|
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Response from warpwr | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about just Davenport Beach and Davenport Landing, I haven't seen any swings at either one. Diane Warriner
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Helen M
July 11, 2015|
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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.
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