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Davenport Landing

If you blink you might miss the tiny town of Davenport, a favored dining stop with vacationers traveling from the Bay Area to the Monterey Bay. Davenport Landing is a small sandy pocket beach just north of town, favored by local residents for surfing, windsurfing, and kite flying. It tends to be less crowded than other Santa Cruz County beaches. A wheelchair ramp leads onto the beach from the parking area, and with a beach wheelchair you can explore low-lying tidepools at the north end. It’s a good place to enjoy an evening picnic while watching the sunset.

Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Beach Wheelchair: Yes

You can rent a beach wheelchair from Shared Adventures (, but you will have to pick it up in Santa Cruz. Reservations: 831-459-7210.

Accessible Parking: Yes

Street parking

Accessible Restroom: Yes

Near parking area; no running water

Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes

Between the bathroom and beach
Davenport Landing
Davenport Landing (Martha Wegner)

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  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • picnic
  • swimming

Additional Information

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Managing Agency: Santa Cruz County Parks
Address: Davenport Landing Rd., Davenport
Nearest City: Davenport
Phone: (831) 454-7901
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Fees: None
Dogs: On leash
Public Transportation: Santa Cruz Metro Transit 
Reviewed by Martha Wegner, March 11, 2009
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