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Address: 11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2170
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Description: Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a...
Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a self-guided nature trail plus many opportunities for fishing, picnicking and beachcombing.
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best kept secret on the coast. don't come in summer. the traffic will drive you crazy.

i don't really want to say this is my favorite beach, but it is. there are two entrances gets pretty dicy with stormy weather. hang on to your children and pets

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Moss Beach, California
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Moss Beach, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

i don't really want to say this is my favorite beach, but it is. there are two entrances gets pretty dicy with stormy weather. hang on to your children and pets

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed five hours here one day. It was amazing. Lots of sand to run and play on. We enjoyed watching the many birds diving into the water to fish. We even saw three dolphins playing very close to the show. Such a great beach, but a little bit of a steep climb down from the parking area.

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Little Elm, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We just saw it and pulled over as we were driving down Highway 1. Big waves crashing on the rocks, tide pools with crabs, and interesting rock formations. We stayed for 1/2 an hour but could have stayed longer if we had time.

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Seattle
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is our favorite beach. It is close to the parking lot, and there is a trail down to Pebble Beach on the cliff with views of sea lions. At low tide you can explore tidepools.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice beach. Not many people. Big waves coming in. Saw Sea Lions and Whales. Picked shells and there were live crabs.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

So happy we were told by friends to stop here & go down the trail to explore tidal pools and sea life among the rocks. Go when its low tide if you can and you get to see to most amazing sea creatures you can imagine. We found purple sea urchins, little fish, orange and red sea stars, many different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Bean Hollow is my favorite beach in Pescadero primarily because it is dog-friendly but also because most people seem to drive right by it. I have never seen it very crowded and the people who are there are very relaxed and mellow. There are tide pools, cool pebbles and interesting rock outcroppings. The best part is that dogs can run... More 

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife, dogs and I went to Bean Hollow near the end of October. What a gem! Beautiful region, low crowds, cool pebbles and dogs allowed. This is now my favorite NORCAL dog-accessible beach. I was surprised by how few people were there. Will go back frequently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The beach is really nice with lots of place to pitch a tent on a hot summer day and enjoy the waves. There are a lot of tide pools that kids can play around in . There is a path that leads up the rock and gives access to a small narrow channel, where the waves gush in. It is... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have often stopped at Bean Hollow State Beach. The beach has interesting rock (pebble) type formations The geologists call the sculpting of the rocks in this area "tafoni". It is where rocks are sculpted by a weathering process. The area also has an interesting historical past. In the 1880s this area was part of Rancho Butano, first owned by... More 

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