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Bean Hollow State Beach

11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060-9763
+1 650-879-2170
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One of my top places to play in tide pools

About 20 minutes south of Half Moon Bay. Small bean sized rocks on this beach. Everywhere. So dense... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CEPPaulT
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Kingman, Arizona
Pretty beach

In the annals of beaches around the world it may not be anything super special, but it is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alzor S
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Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a self-guided nature trail plus many opportunities for fishing, picnicking and beachcombing.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools” (12 reviews)
“state beach” (6 reviews)
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11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060-9763
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+1 650-879-2170
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"small cove"
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"along highway"
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"limited parking"
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"dogs allowed"
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"the cliff"
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"worth a stop"
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"crashing waves"
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"fun place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About 20 minutes south of Half Moon Bay. Small bean sized rocks on this beach. Everywhere. So dense and so polished one sinks into them when walking across this part of the beach. The wind blown rocks have amazing patterns and holes. These tide pools...More

Thank CEPPaulT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the annals of beaches around the world it may not be anything super special, but it is very pretty and nice drive from San Francisco if you were in the mood

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Final day and final review before returning to Australia. A wet and windy day it gave a great view of the coastline. Part of a great drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. 2082

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

the rock formation and hollowed rocks are amazingly beautiful and melancholy. Small beach, dogs allowed, free parking (still). Great for picture taking. We stopped along most of the beaches along the way. The only one that has features that are great for close-up shots is...More

Thank evafrancis
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rock formations and tide pools. I just sat and looked at the water and the rocks. Lots of places to sit outside of the wind.

Thank Emily V
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

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 informed that you are not allowed to take...More

2  Thank 451cece
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 steps to get to the actual beach,...More

1  Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Bean Hollow State Beach is California postcard perfect!! We were there when wildflowets were in bloom. We walked on the path overlooking the gorgeous rocky coast but with beautiful peaceful beach where we laid in the sun --so perfect in every way!!

2  Thank Monadsk
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We love the southern part of the beach the best. Great tables to sit and have wine and cheese and enjoy friends!

1  Thank gotoborabora
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is one of my favorite beaches. It has wonderful sand, waves, a protected area to sit, and wonderful views up and down the coast.

Thank CaroleeBlake
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