Davenport Coastal Day Trip

/Davenport Coastal Day Trip

Welcome to the beautiful Davenport area of the California Coast. This short stretch of coastline has some of the most amazing rock formations, vistas, and lighthouses in the state. This string of great beaches clustered around the little seaside town of Davenport is the perfect place to spend the day improving your photography skills. This is a great area to slow it down and focus on getting that magical images you desire. From breathtaking landscapes to intricate details, this stretch of the coast has it all

The number of epic opportunities in this area is plentiful!

Chris Thompson (aka, Jack Thatcher) a resident born and raised in the San Jose area was a fish in his past life. His love of the ocean is enormous and this stretch of Coast is his happy place. Chris will take you on the journey’s he takes when he is feeling his most creative. This is his stomping ground and he is thrilled to share it with you.

Trip Length: 1 Day

December 3rd, 2016

Location: Davenport, CA

Shark Fin Cove, Davenport Crack, Hole in the Wall Beach, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Bean Hollow

Trip Price: $360 USD

Must pay in full to reserve your spot

Group Size

Small group experience (max 8)

Physical Rating: Moderate

We will definitely be going through some rocky areas on the coast. Some of the best images come when you are close to the crashing waves. Most areas have walkways and paths. Please be sure to have comfortable walking or hiking shoes….waterproof is a bonus.

Post Processing: Add-On Option (Later Date)

Lightoom and Photoshop mentoring will be scheduled at a later date, more details coming soon. Any student who attends the Post Processing Add-On will receive a Print of their favorite, processed image.

Transportation: Included

Car’s or SUV’s during the Day Trip.

Transportation to Davenport is not included.

Accommodation: Not Included

There are many local hotels in the Santa Cruz area if you would like to stay overnight.

Davenport Coastal Day Trip Itinerary

December 3rd, Tentative Itinerary Outlines:

5:30AM – Group Meetup in Davenport (Whale City Bakery)
6:30AM – Sunrise shoot at Shark Fin Cove (Sunrise 7:06AM)
8:45AM – Davenport Crack
11:30AM – Local Davenport Lunch

1:30PM –Bean Hollow State Beach
4:00PM – Sunset shoot at Pigeon Point Lighthouse  (Sunset 4:52PM)
5:45PM – Sail off into the sunset with some beautiful images

Possible Trip Highlights:

Shark Fin Cove, Hole in the Wall Beach, Davenport Crack, Forgotten Pier, Laguna Creek Beach, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Bean Hollow State Beach and so much more!

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee, which is why we recommend Trip Insurance. Please refer to the Payments and Refunds Policy section to read the full details of our policies.


While these descriptions represent the field trip’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment.

Behind the Scenes

This area is Jack’s go-to location for sunrise and sunsets. He will share his intimate knowledge of the area to help get you in the best location at the best time. The opportunities here are endless. Traveling in small groups is ideal for these smaller, off the beaten path beaches.