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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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This is the hidden gem for me. Small nice beach, nice people, good restaurant nearby and the athmosphere was very pleasant.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Salo, Finland
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Salo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the hidden gem for me. Small nice beach, nice people, good restaurant nearby and the athmosphere was very pleasant.

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Modesto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 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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