Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble 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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  • We've stopped here a few times while visiting Half Moon Bay, and making our trips out to Pescadaro. This is a small little gem of natural wonder. Please don't take any of the pebbles -- just photos an...  more »
  • We drove through Pebble Beach during the 17-Mile Scenic drive near Monterey/Carmel and loved the beauty of it all. I am including some photos. Each view was different, but worth it.  more »
  • Beautiful beach in charming surrounding. Maybe not for bathing. Don't miss 17 mile drive it's the way too go here.  more »
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  • Lovely little beach with easy parking (but not much of it). Wave action will send spray high into the air (and sometimes on your car). Very pretty place.
  • Never a bad memory here. I love this beach, its location and the nice trail that connects the north beach and the south one. A must stop for any coast traveling wanderer
  • Come for the beach, stay for the tide pools! Very cool place. There are tide pools you can observe if you can climb down near them. The beach, pebble beach, is great in theory. The soothing sound of pebbles moving as the waves crash and go back out is surreal. It's cool and beautiful how many smooth and shiny pebbles make up this beach. The heat of the pebbles under the midday sun is also surreal! You sink into them as you walk, so navigating the beach is difficult and painful at times.
  • Nice and Cozy family beach to spend a nice sunny day. I live in Sunnyvale and take Old La Honda road which eventually takes you to CA-1 pacific cast highway. The drive itself on 'Old La Honda' is beautiful and pleasing. It gives a feeling of driving in dense forest with such narrow road and in some parts it really cuts through a small hill or large trees.
  • Been coming here for 27 years. Brings back memories of tide pools and picnics from my youth. Will always return to this beach
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