Whale watching

Migrating whales pass by the shores of Davenport every year

Greyhound Rock Beach

The perfect spot for a family picnic or a sunset stroll

An Artists Enclave

Talented glass blowers and artists call Davenport home

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Davenport

Nine miles north of Santa Cruz, the town of Davenport is adorned with art galleries and charming cafes. In the winter months, the coastal bluffs provide the perfect perch for watching migrating whales as they pass just off shore, and many visitors scour the windswept beaches below for sea glass treasures. Kite boarding and kite surfing are popular at Waddell Beach, where seasoned wave riders test their skills. Farther north, row crops stretch toward the sea, and north of town, elephant seals mate and nurse their young during wintertime at Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Read more...

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more

Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites

Across from beach & wharf, beautiful gardens.

Kayak Connection

Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!

Comfort Inn - Santa Cruz

Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.


Whale Watching from a Safe Distance

Whale Watching in Davenport




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Davenport & the North Coast

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234
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