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Scott Creek Beach

Scott Creek Beach, just off Highway One several miles north of Davenport, is a great place to watch surfers but not so good for swimming due to a strong undertow. At its northern end, if the winds are right, you may see a colorful array of kiteboarders and sailboats dotting the water. Wheelchair access is limited to the...
Scott Creek Beach, just off Highway One several miles north of Davenport, is a great place to watch surfers but not so good for swimming due to a strong undertow. At its northern end, if the winds are right, you may see a colorful array of kiteboarders and sailboats dotting the water. Wheelchair access is limited to the 100-foot plastic boardwalk that leads from the parking area to a beach overlook. If you have a beach wheelchair and are ambitious, you can back the chair down the steep sections of sand until you arrive at the flat beach. It's often breezy, so layered clothing is advisable.

Trail/Pathway Details

Boardwalk to overlook

Trailhead: Begins at parking area

Length: Less than .5 mile

Typical Width: 4 ft. & above

Typical Grade: Level

Mostly level, with some low, rolling bumps

Terrain: Hard

Obstacles: May be sand on boardwalk

Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Beach Wheelchair: Yes

You can rent a beach wheelchair from Shared Adventures (831-459-7210, www.sharedadventures.org), but you will have to pick it up in Santa Cruz. Street parking; one designated spot

Accessible Restroom: No

No restroom at this site 

Reviewed by Foster Andersen, January 1, 2009

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Path to overlook
Path to overlook (Martha Wegner)

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  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • wildlife viewing

Additional Information

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Website: www.scparks.com
Managing Agency: Santa Cruz County Parks Department
Nearest City: Davenport
Phone: (831) 454-7901
Reservations: (831) 454-7938
TDD: (831) 454-7978
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Fees: None
Dogs: Not allowed
Public Transportation: Santa Cruz Metro 
Useful Links: Shared Adventures 

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