How possible two miles could be the so scenic that on every step you will want to take a photo? Oh yes, it’s not just possible, let me show you this two miles.
For two years (or more) we return here again and again. And this stretch of the coast never disappointed.
Some of the beaches are part of Coast Dairies State Park and from the last year part of California Coastal National Monument.
What are you expecting from the beach? Just a warm sand and a nice view? Ha, what about the cave, through which you could get to another beach with another cave?
Okay, Panther beach has a lot for everyone. And it’s popular. But still you can beat crowds by walking the cliffs above it. Not a caves though but still you get breathtaking views.
From the parking lot the short walk will lead you to the descending path to the beach (carefully it could be slippery and extremely dangerous!). On the busy day do not walk down but rather turn left and walk along the cliff.
The trail will pass the overlook of the Panther Beach, the Seven Mile beach that is only accessable from the Panther during the low tide. It’s long and ends with a huge rock. The trail goes a bit more until reach to the muddy bushes and marsh grass. Do not walk through it but turn back, pass the Panther beach until you reach another side of it. There is another good viewpoint and the bench.
Bonny Doon Beach
Bonny Doon, oh, another jewel, clothes optional with so good developed parking lot. Possibly the easiest accessable beach.
The trail from the Panther beach will lead you to the Bonny Doom Beach. It will come and go near the old rail tracks. Which are good as you way back from the end of the route 🙂
As soon as you walk pass the Bonny Doon cliffs become more rugged and the scenary even more fascinated.
Take a closer look on the surrounding and do not miss the arch in the canyon.
Shark Fin Cove
From this perspective you will never guess that the cliffs and rocks you see is another side of the famous Shark Fin.
I still remember the first time we walked down to this small and beautiful cove. The big waves crushes in the unique way because of the rocks and walls of cliffs.
Now the place is crazy popular. You never will be here alone. Each sunset becomes like a premiere of some crazy blockbuster! The crowds are always there during the meet of the sun and the ocean.
And then the trail become wider, actually it’s a back road along the coast. And leads you to the edge of the Davenport Crack and follows it to the rail road tracks. From this you could turn back. Or, walk down to the Davenport and its beach.
Davenport Beach and Old Pier
Davenport beach is another more easy accessable cove. Wide and beautiful. The rail tracks pass the beach to the field above it. We used to watch sunset there few times. And I love the overview of the beach from it.
Another place you need to see here in Davenport is the old pier and the scenic cypress grove.
And if you still not buying, just take a look of the drone footage of this place.