The unincorporated community of Bonny Doon extends north from Davenport to the area above the San Lorenzo Valley. Although Bonny Doon is nestled against the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, residential areas have been developed on generous lots of level land.
Sharing in much of the region’s Scottish heritage, Bonny Doon was named by Scottish native John Burns. The name came from the celebrated song that represents the undisputed national bard of Scotland, “The Banks O’Doon.” Nearby Loch Lomond was named for a similar song. Today, the area is best known for its panoramic natural beauty, enviable year-round weather, and numerous wineries.