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About Scott Creek Beach in Davenport, California

Scott Creek Beach is one of the nicest beaches in the Davenport area north of Santa Cruz. The beach is right next to Highway 1 as it dips into the Scott Creek Valley north of Davenport Landing. Scott Creek runs into the ocean at the north end of the beach and Molino Creek crosses the beach at the south end. The shallow channel formed in the sand when Scott Creek is flowing can be fun for kids to play in. Most people settle into the beach between the creeks but this beautiful coastline invites exploration north and south. In particular, there are tide pools to investigate if you walk north at low tides. Sometimes there might be areas closed for snowy plover nesting habitat area. For this reason, dogs are not allowed on Scott Creek Beach.

Cabrillo Hwy
Davenport, CA 95017
Park Name
Coast Dairies State Park, Scott Creek State Beach
State Parks
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking
Beachcombing, Beach Exploration, Beach Walking, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Tidepooling, Surfing
Tide Pools, Dunes, Creek, No Facilities
Map of Scott Creek Beach
Bonny Doon, US
7:49 am, December 9, 2023
temperature icon 47°F
L: 47° H: 60°
Feels like 45.61 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0.13
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 4:52 pm
Humidity 48 %
Pressure1026 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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April 12, 2023

I would like to emphasize the “no pet” policy on this stretch of beach due to the nesting endangered snowy plovers. Right now there are birds using this beach, so please be aware of where you are walking. These little birds nest in open areas of the sand and very easily camouflaged, so difficult to spot until you are nearly on top of them. They are extremely vulnerable to human and pet traffic which destroy their nests and potentially kill or displace the chicks. There are lots of other beaches that do allow pets, so please adhere to the signage and respect and protect the beautiful wildlife of the area. Thank you.