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Address: 11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2170
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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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Dramatic surf, beautiful spot

This beach is worth a stop on the coast highway. The surf puts on a spectacular show hitting the rock formations when the surf's up. A stairway gets you to the tidal pools but be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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california
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131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is worth a stop on the coast highway. The surf puts on a spectacular show hitting the rock formations when the surf's up. A stairway gets you to the tidal pools but be sure to keep facing the ocean as rogue waves are a possibility. There's not much of a beach but there is a picnic table and... More 

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Lodi
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely stretch of beach with the most awesome waves, especially during winter. Just a great place to sit and take in mother nature at her best. Great spot for pictures and viewing birds and other wildlife.

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Thank LodiDazzles
San Francisco
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The surf makes some really spectacular breaks along this beach. This would also be a great spot to do tide pooling in low tide

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Thank Sue P
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have been to Bean Hollow State Beach Park numerous times. There are sign boards to tell one of the history of the beach area. Today I stopped just to watch the winter rolls come in. It was before a winter rain storm and there was wave action to watch. I found it peaceful and fun to watch.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

One of the many beaches along the coast. The water is not suitable for swimming but the area is beautiful. Great for a break on the beach. There are toilets at the car park.

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Thank Fedor-and-Rivka
Felton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A really nice small beach along Hiway 1. Good for tide pooling with the tide is rite. Nice sand and easy access. I think one of the nicest little state beaches along the coast. Gets very crowded in summer bat can be all to yourself in fall. Nice scenery for artists to sketch.

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Thank simon s
Moss Beach, California
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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 3, 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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Thank Sandradee632
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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Thank Eric F
Seattle
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34 reviews
26 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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