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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.NameNamed after CaƱada del Frijol which was applied in the 1840s. The English term was in use by 1861.
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  • This is a spectular and beautiful beach, like so many along the cool California coast, with great views, driftwood, craggy rocks, rolling waves, so much more, and sense of serenity that you're in a ma...  more »
  • You can find really unique rock formations in Bean Hollow, called tafones. The tide pools are fun to explore and the pebble beach was a welcome change from the sandy beaches we always go to. Just be i...  more »
  • We didn't know about Bean Hollow State Beach before we stumbled upon it while we were driving towards Santa Cruz. We opted to stop and found it really beautiful. It's up high, so you have to walk down...  more »

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