Yesterday, we went down to Davenport and explored it with @pjcanaveral. During my college years, I'd always go down to Santa Cruz since it's a 40min drive away from San Jose. I'm not so sure how I missed this place back in the day.
Santa Cruz = College beach parties, bonfires, beach bumming, thrift shopping, hiking, and Marianne's Ice Cream. We have the coldest beaches up here, but we Californians still enjoy the hell out of it. Out of all the times I've been down there, I missed this place. I even went to Wilder State Ranch, Panther Beach (where I almost died), and some other beach down there.
Davenport Pier is easy to get to, but once you're there you'll have to scale down the cliff. And for Shark Fin cove, it's just a walk in the park. These places are no secret, you can look it up on Google Maps.