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Shark Fin Cove

A great sunset spot and one of the best beaches in California


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Shark Fin Cove, also known as Davenport Cove, is a scenic sandy beach and a small cove located not far from Davenport, California. It is located south of San Francisco and north of Santa Cruz. The beach got its name due to the large rock in the mouth of the cove shaped like a shark. The Cove also features a natural rock arch tunnel that hikers can walk through at low tide.

The trail to Shark’s Tooth Cove Beach can be accessed off parking area along Highway 1 in 0.5 mi (0.8 km) north of Bonny Doon Road. The trail starts next to the railroad tracks and north of the cove. The 0.3-mi (0.5-km) trail is steep but very beautiful and leads to a secret beach with picturesque rocks and an old mining tunnel that looks like a deep cave.

Due to gorgeous sunsets, Shark Fin Cove is famous among photographers. It is also frequented by nudist beach fans, so don't be shocked if you see people without their clothes on.

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