A nice sandy beach with few other nearby attractions to explore.
note: Excellent place to take sunset photos.
thoughts: I really like this section of the cost, on top of the nice sandy
beach there are other things to explore, the old pier and the small tree grove at
the north section, the sea stack in the bay, the small creek going to the ocean
just south of the beach and the Shark Fin Cove half a mail south. I like
spending here the afternoon and see the sun set in the west.
easily spend half a day or nice afternoon visiting Davenport beach, with it
large sandy beaches, short hikes on the ocean cliff, interesting things to
explore and few dining options in the small town nearby (do not miss the cakes
at Whale City Bakery when it is open).
your car at the main parking lot just in front of the small town on the west
side of hwy 1.
the parking lot go north on the railroad and right after the small creek find
the trail that will take you to the large trees on cliff above the ocean. Keep
going north on the cliff edge and soon you will see in the bay below the old
Davenport Pier remining’s. Series of 3 large concrete pillars stretching into
the ocean, once they hold water drainage pipe from the large factory above. The
view from the cliff is nice and at first you do not understand how people
manage to climb down. The trail down is at the widest part of the bay, it is
very step, un-maintained, crumbling surface trail but it is doable. You do not need
a rope to get down but be careful. Except being at the beach down below and
look at the pillars from up close there is nothing special there.
over the highway at the free large parking lot you will find the passage to the
beach. Go down to the old railroad and keep south until you will find the easy
trail to the wide sandy beach.
south side of the beach there is a large sea stack and after it you can find
Davenport Crack. If it is high tide with crashing waves and you can’t access
from the seaside there is a short trail getting into the creek from the back
side, you can also climb to the small hilltop for nice view.
keep going on the railroad tracks south for additional half a mail you will
reach to the top of Shark Fin Cove (there is a small parking lot on hwy 1). You
can view the small lower bay from the cliff edge or take the short trail down.
middle of the bay there is a nice large sea stack in the shape of Shark Fin.
trail will lead you into the small bay that is surrounded by cliffs, a small
hole in the rock allow the wave to get into the bay.