Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadero

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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.
Named after Cañada del Frijol which was applied in the 1840s. The English term was in use by 1861.
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  • I enjoyed my time at Bean Hollow State Beach, which is along highway 1 (north of Santa Cruz). I enjoyed reading also the historical signs about the ara.  more »
  • BEAN HOLLOW STATE BEACH is located in that parade of sandy beaches that stretches from Santa Cruz to the south to Half Moon Bay to the north. Bean Hollow is near a charming village called...  more »
  • Beautiful beach with some awesome rock formations. Really worth walking and exploring the area. Very natural.  more »
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  • My special getaway! Beautiful soft sand, crashing waves, a nice wind and not heavily populated! Doesn't get too much better!!
  • Fave beach for last 41 years
  • One of our favorite beaches. Sprawling tide pools to the right, small beach in the middle. The hidden gem is the overlook above the bluffs to the left. Climb up the embankment to find hidden tide pools and majestic views of the waves breaking on rocks. Be careful of slippery rocks and large surf!
  • Beautiful beach! Full of life!
  • Just cruisin down 1 pulled in at the second entrance going south, it was a blue sky day the waves were crashing the sand was soft, it was perfect. Just stayed for a few minutes but it was beautiful.
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