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

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Best picnic beach for famlies

Best for a picnic with young children. No cliff to negotiate. Not a nude beach . Waddell creek warm enough to wade or swim. Kite surfers fun to watch. Rest room on Beach/

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are better beaches if you are thinking be in the water. But this is a great one to fly a kite. Usually there is a good wind. Good walking beach too.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Best for a picnic with young children. No cliff to negotiate. Not a nude beach . Waddell creek warm enough to wade or swim. Kite surfers fun to watch. Rest room on Beach/

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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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Thank Abhijeet B
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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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CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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