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Address: Hwy. 1, six miles north of Davenport, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: 831-427-2288
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This windy beach is good for hang-gliding and wind-surfing.

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Place of peace

Have been walking this beach since 1969. First dip in the Pacific very cold, still a very beautiful place. It has changed in that there is parking, bathrooms and more people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
catc0x
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been walking this beach since 1969. First dip in the Pacific very cold, still a very beautiful place. It has changed in that there is parking, bathrooms and more people. The surf kits are colorful.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This CA state beach is very close (6 miles) from KOA Constanoa. If you want to avoid the hustle bustle of santacruz beach the this is a perfect destination for you. The winds are mild but good enough for wind surfers. The beach is quite and calm.

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A wonderful place to watch some of most daring wind surfers and para sailers on the north coast. There is adequate parking. If you have time walk in to the park and experience the upper trail for a nice 5 mile loop. Beware, there is no bridge to cross the creek at the top of the loop. You may have... More 

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Thank pamelamR4732JY
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This beach is just beautiful! The drive we did to get to it was amazing in many ways - curvy, scenic, enjoyable. The beach has sand dollars that wash up on it. It is just a gorgeous stretch of beach. It is very much worth your time.

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Thank 127lucretiah
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There is a great trail to take thru the redwoods and come out at the beach. I did it a few years ago, but the app won't let me go back that far. It is not a real difficult hike, but it is long.

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1 Thank japine
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Not worth the drive just for sun bathing, but if the wind is up it is worth the drive if you want to see Kite Boarders skittering about with the possibility of Great White Sharks below them. This can be fascinating to watch.

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1 Thank Paul C
CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great views and excellent place to watch kite surfing. Recommend taking a picnic and planning to spend a couple of hours.

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Santa Cruz, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of those classic California beaches you should stop at on the way up highway One. Great for watching the kite surfers or building tepees with driftwood.

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Thank Sara R
Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful beach with an easy access and great winds for Surfind and/or Windsurfing. I would bring a sweater if you're not doing any of the above, the wind is non stop

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San Angelo, Texas
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340 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed here until sunset and were amazed at the beautiful sunset shots from this area, plus the area is loaded with surfers, if you're interested in action shots.

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