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Bean Hollow State Beach

11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060
650-879-2170
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Pescadero
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a self-guided nature trail plus many opportunities for fishing, picnicking and... more » Owner description: Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a self-guided nature trail plus many opportunities for fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. « less
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Davis, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

So happy to have discovered this scenic, dog-friendly beach cove near Pescadero. The trails from the parking lot are wonderful and offer great seal-watching because the seals and sea lions sun themselves on the rock outcroppings bordering the trail. Our dog loved romping along the ice plants and coastal path, where you can go down the trail to explore tidal... More

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San Mateo, CA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
42 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

WOWOWOWOW......what an great spot on the pacific coast. Nice 2 mile RT walk along the cliff of the ocean with tide pools below and interesting rock formation. I visited twice in two weeks. 1st was a glorious October day and the weather was 77 and sunny....spectacular. The following week it was cool and sunny and we were treated to 8... More

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Redwood City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this is one of our favorite beaches on the half moon by, pescadero coast, it is small and secluded, and it is easy to get too, great for picnics.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The beach is small but fine. The real reason to visit, though, is the Arroyo de los Frijoles trail that connects the beach to the parking area. Along the trail is some of the best seal-watching in the area. The seals and sea lions sun themselves almost every day around noon on the large rock outcroppings just at the water's... More

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San Rafael, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The San Mateo coast has all sorts of state parks. We stopped at Bean Hollow for a walk on the beach on our way back to San Francisco. Being a Wednesday, we were the only ones on the beach besides the sea gulls. The wind was blowing, the swell was up, and it was just gorgeous. But most of the... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

As many others I stopped and did a nice walk there. I suggest this one as it is easy, with nice info, beautiful plants, alternative parallel paths for example down on the rocks and views on see lions, birds etc all with info. The nicest walk I did along this part of route 1

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Cupertino, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

PROS: (1) Charming little beach (2) Pet friendly (3) Sandy (ideal terrain for romping around with Fido) (4) Laid back vibe (not teeming with hardcore surfers) CONS: (1) Parking can be difficult at times (2) Diminutive size (especially during high tide) (3) Foul restroom

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A great beach off Hwy 1, just 2 miles West of Pescadero. It's a clean beach, nice and quiet with some pretty cool things to see. You've got the rocks to walk out on and the tidepools were great. Grab a sandwich in Pescadero and head down for a few hours. The sunsets are lovely. Oh, there are no facilities... More

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The one mile walk between Pebble Beach and Bean Hollow Beach, 2 miles round trip, offered a close-up look at tidepools, wildflowers and colonies of harbor seals and shorebirds; it was beautiful even if in a cold afternoon!

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SF Bay Area California
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25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Beautiful beach worth a stop. Lots of rocky areas to add to the ambiance. Nice areas for picnics

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