Davenport California lies along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, situated about 9 miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway One. Originally on the banks of San Vicente Creek, the town expanded to the north during the twentieth century. Shark Fin Cove is a hidden location without a sign to show its location that is right near our favorite hotel/restaurant Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn.
The town is presently noted for the spectacular cliffs and bluffs above the Pacific, beaches in between cliffs, surfing opportunities, the cement plant run by Cemex (shuttered in January 2010), and the former headquarters of Odwalla, a company that makes fruit juices.
To get here leave the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn, (grab some organic coffee here), leave the location and while facing the ocean make a left. Go down until you see a parking lot on the right-hand side. There is no sign, but this is where you park to hike down to Shark Fin Cove. It is not an easy hike, so be aware of that before you go. It’s under minutes, but it is very steep.