Guide to Davenport

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Situated nine miles north of Santa Cruz along Highway 1, Davenport is a small, charming community facing the sandy bluffs of the pacific coast.

Consisting of just a few streets leading off the highway, Davenport has a lot to offer visitors in spite of its size. There are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, a post office and opportunities for wine tasting.

Visitors can take in some history at Davenport Jail Museum or set off for a day of strawberry picking during the summer at nearby Swanton Berry Farms. Beaches in the Davenport area are generally more blustery, feature dramatic cliffs and secluded coves that usually draw smaller crowds than the beaches of Santa Cruz.

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Coffee Houses

Verve Coffee Roasters

816 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Pizza Restaurants

Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery

800 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

American Restaurants

Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill

500 Hwy 1, Ste C, CA 95017

The Davenport Cafe is right on the corner of Ocean St. and the Pacific Coast Highway. Stop in for a hot cup of coffee while you take in the view of the Pacific Coast.

Markets and Specialty Foods

Bonny Doon Vineyard

450 Highway 1, Davenport, CA 95017

Bonny Doon takes its inspiration from practices employed in simpler, less industrial times. That being said, there are some fairly esoteric techniques included in the Bonny Doon canon, such as Biodynamic viticultural practices. These practices give Bonny


Shark Fin Cove Beach

Cabrillo Hwy., Davenport, CA 95017

A Pristine beach and hiking trails along California's Highway 1.

American Restaurants

Suda Restaurant

3910 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

"Healthy, fun and delicious!" - Dan V.

American Restaurants

Whale City Bakery, Bar & Grill

490 Highway 1, Davenport, CA 95017

Whale City Bakery, Bar & Grill is located on the scenic California coast just 10 minutes from Santa Cruz, CA. We are community-minded and dedicated to bringing our customers the best quality and service possible.


American Abalone Farms

245 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport, CA 95017

American Abalone spawns and grows California Red Abalone within the pristine waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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