Clinging tight to the shoreline about 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz along old highway 1 is the sleepy little village of Davenport. The town is named for a Captain John Pope Davenport who first set up shop here in 1867, constructing a 450 foot wharf to aid in transporting lumber from the interior of the mainland, back to Santa Cruz. All that remains of that lumber industry are the remnants of the once proud wharf, dwarfed by the towering white cliffs of Davenport. In its place now is barely more than a brief stopover on the popular coastal highway one route down California's picturesque coastline, but it's certainly worth a more in depth look.
Sand and Surf on Davenport's Beaches
The beaches near Davenport have become popular locations for