Hidden Grotto at Shark Fin Cove

When the tides are low, a hidden Grotto appears at Shark Fin Cove.

Shame that people continues to desecrate and destroy Nature’s Art and God’s creation. Graffitis are offensive both to Nature and to those trying to save of what’s left of our Planet.

I had to crawl on the sand to enter its narrow entrance.

No Sharks, just deadly waves that already has killed people. Very easy to be swept away into the Sea by the high waves and drown.

A short tunnel leads to the Sea and a World full of imagination.

Gentle yet feared. We respect Nature and its unpredictability. It can be a source of good or disaster. The thin line between safety and danger is invincible and varies from person to person. Instincts, informative readings, experience, common sense, even fear helps. Being fearless doesn’t meant exemption from death and accidents. But we know that already, and yet…

Two rock formations that looks like a Mother Dinosaur and her Baby Dinosaur guards the Grotto and the Cove from the giant waves and strong winds.

I stood in front of it, closed my eyes, my heart in complete surrender. It was beautiful and peaceful.

Shark Fin Cove is always at the back of my mind when entering Davenport Town. It temps and teases till I either give in or drive past it.

Beach Cove by day, part of the Sea at Night. No campers allowed. Beach access close after Sunset.

It is the most exciting, beautiful natural rock formation among the many beaches I had been in the Santa Cruz County. Its name does not disappoint. Great adventure guaranteed.

I travel back to places that reminds me of what I would have missed if I didn’t try. So, today I go back where Summer keeps giving and surprises pops up with each step of my bare feet on the soft golden sands.

The Grotto and Shark Fin… they await patiently, eagerly for our next adventure.

“May the Summer moments we made bring joy and inspiration every time we remember their happy memories.”

A snake crossed my path. We heard an eerie sound by the bushes. We speculated it was a fox or some wild animal. Cliffs beyond covered by the stunning yellow flowers. It was insane gorgeous. It was dangerously fun. Nature was so alive.We were so alive.

12 more days and school begins. I would like to think I did my best to make our Summer special. However, I still have a few adventures I hope I get to do before the end of Summer.

We can take a quick, easy uneventful short cut or take a long unforgettable, life-changing hike.

Thank you all for sharing positivity and kindness. They are always treasured and appreciated. Happy Weekend everyone. I will be catching up next week. 🙏

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29 Responses to Hidden Grotto at Shark Fin Cove

  1. What a cool place. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. kimberlyshamilton says:

    I can see how it gets it’s name. The rocks look like shark’s fins. I enjoyed the beautiful pictures!

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  3. ourcrossings says:

    This is geology at its finest! It’s amazing to think about how over the years, the force of the crashing waves and whistling winds steadily eroded away the rock leaving it looking like the appendage of a cartilaginous fish. No wonder photographers travel from all over the country to capture its timeless beauty. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. I hope your summer is going well 🙂 Aiva xx

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  4. Your photos are beautiful. Shark Fin Cove looks like a fabulous spot to explore. That rock formation really does resemble a shark fin. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. It sounds like you are making the most of it.

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    • I am trying to spend more Family time before school starts. Today, I actually went beach hiking with my Son in Halfmoon bay. It was sunny and beautiful. Plus we get to eat the best clam chowder, fish and fries and calamari from a random restaurant at the pier. It was a delicious surprise and discovery. Everyone was happy and get to have a piece of their version of happy day. Thanks.

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  5. Beautiful spot, as usual , you make them even more beautiful with your thoughts and writing

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  6. Wind Kisses says:

    Fantastic! I agree, why do people feel the need to desecrate natural places. We were I a beautiful forest and came across a lake that seemed to be remote until we say the evidence of disrespectful humans.

    Anyway, beautiful photos, and I hope to look, and scurry under the rock as you did on this day. Donna

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  7. So beautiful! Great photos. Mother Earth in all her glory 🙂

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  8. 👌


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  9. Vignesh M says:

    Beautiful spot along the route 1. Especially that spot is awesome when during low tide. Have you seen the same shark fin cove during a cloudless night. Stars and milky gives a gorgeous show on a moonless night!

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  10. Ab says:

    That is such a beautiful spot – I recall you’ve shared this before. I’m glad that you and your family are enjoying some time together this summer. It’s hard to believe how quickly it has flown by for the kids. I bet your son had a good relaxing one.

    I too am disgusting at how people can even graffiti and vandalize such a beautiful nature spot that has been around for centuries. Truly shameful.

    Hope you enjoy your upcoming week off work. And look forward to reading about how you spend the time!

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    • Yes, I did share Shark Fin Cove way back during the first year of COVID, back when social distancing was needed before the vaccine, thus the photos were taken away from the beach crowd. How time flies and things change…for the better. It felt really nice to be outdoors and just enjoying outdoors without the restrictions. My Son is my Hike Buddy now and loving it, and in exchange I’m his official driver for his eBay toy collectible meet ups. This Summer was very different and brought us even more together as Family. I was surprised because normally teenagers prefers to spend more time with their friends. He found away to do both and I feel blessed. 2 more years and his off college and I will definitely treasure every moment me and his Mom spend with him. Thanks.


  11. Anna says:

    Beautiful place!

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  12. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing post! So beautiful photos and place! The color of the water, al the compositions is awesome! Thank’s for share it!
    Take care. Blessing for you and yours.

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