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Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadero

(4.7/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
Bean Hollow State Beach is a beach in the state park system of California, USA. It is located in San Mateo County near Pescadero. The beach offers fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. Visitors can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other marine inhabitants. The beach also has a self-guided nature trail. Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents, heavy surf and sharks. Bean Hollow is 17.5mi south of Half Moon Bay and 3mi south of Pescadero on State Route 1. The 44acre property was acquired by the state in 1958.NameNamed after CaƱada del Frijol which was applied in the 1840s. The English term was in use by 1861.
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  • This beach is easy to get to, and is a really unique place. There's some really cool rock formations here that are unlike anything else you'll find anywhere. It can get really cold and windy, so be su...  more »
  • This was a brief stop but I loved the uniqueness of the rocks on this beach. The tide was pretty high and so we did not see the tide pools but the sound from the crashing waves was very soothing!  more »
  • Great beach and particularly good at low tide. Limited parking, but beach is very nice with clean sand and ample area to sit. Pebble beach is nearby too and a fun place to look for pebbles, although n...  more »