Taking the Slow Road North

Photos Courtesy of Libby Patterson Rivaling Big Sur for its beauty—if not its popularity—the Santa Cruz County coast combines rolling ranchland, pocket-beach coves, and the occasional lost-in-time town, like Davenport. Which is where you’ll find Slow Coast, a rehabbed-Airstream-turned-gift shop that evangelizes for the locally made with hand-glazed tiles and organic…

New York Magazine: In Santa Cruz, Watch World-Class Surfers, Picnic at Secluded Beaches, and Pet a Sleeping Shark

Pass coastal farms and spectacular shoreline on the drive to Davenport, a600-person town just 15 minutes northwest of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. If you want to visit more beaches, and of course you do, look for the parking lot across from the Davenport Roadhouse, walk down the bluffs…

A Modern Guide to Pescadero

A Modern Guide to Pescadero By: Garrick Ramirez Aug 21, 2015 An hour south of San Francisco, the relaxed town of Pescadero is an agrarian paradise with a scenic coastline that just won’t quit. Far from the sting of the city’s farm-to-fork bromides, you’ll delight on actual farms and…

Taking it Slow on the “Slow Coast”

Link to Alaska Airlines Article

Dawn Patrol

For most, summer means hot days, bronze skin, and sleeping in; but for the solitude-inclined surfer, it also entails cold mornings, waking before dawn, and bundling up in jackets to go find waves before the lineup teems with tourists. Dawn patrol surfs are my absolute favorite. I relish the…

Announcing Our New Downtown Davenport Location~!

We are so happy to announce our move from Swanton Berry Farm where we got our start, to the Davenport Meadow in between the Roadhouse and the Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room, eleven miles north of Santa Cruz, and seventy five miles south of San Francisco. We got all…

WELCOME Year of the Goat & Slow Coast portraits by Poppy de Garmo

Year of the Goat February 19th 2015 marks the start of a New Lunar Year referencing  Chinese traditional astrology as, The Year of the Goat.  A symbol of peace and harmonious co-existing and tranquility is the primary forecast for this year ahead. A few words from our co-founders J and…

Tender Sweet Nothings: The Language of Flowers for your valentine~

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest,…

Friday Night: Date Night on the Slow Coast at Highway 1 Brewery

Last Friday Night, Our long time Slow Coaster Robert Cox head lined in Pescadero at the Highway 1 Brewing Company.  Robert performed several sets during happy hour, playing our favorite great country classics. Robert clearly has a good time in the solo riffs with cowboy style and strong vocal talent….

Slow Coastin’ to Waddell Beach

Hundreds of Pacific Ocean beaches necklace our Slow Coast region. We are fortunate to have such a variety of beach environments available-thanks to the natural cohesion of Land and Sea that is special in every way to our home. Amongst the hundreds we house, many thanks are directed to California…